Henry Gray was born on January 19, 1925 in Kenner, Louisiana, an outskirt of New Orleans. Henry began to demonstrate his talent on the piano at the age of eight. At the age of sixteen, Henry was asked to play with a band at a club near his home in Alsen, LA. It was this event, that gave birth to Henry Gray's remarkable sixty year career in the history of the Blues. Some of the artists Henry has worked and/or recorded with in his career are, Robert Lockwood Jr., Billy Boy Arnold, Muddy Waters, Hubert Sumlin, Lazy Lester, "Little" Walter Jacobs, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), "Homesick" James, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers, Elmore James (with him the night he died), "Snooky" Pryor, Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, "Little" Milton, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Raful Neal, Kenny Neal, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Tabby Thomas, Moses "Whisperin" Smith, Silas Hogan, Guitar Kelly, Washboard Sam, and Guitar Slim. This list in not complete but it gives one the idea of the prolific and vital history of Henry's accomplishments.