Robert Randolph —
the unstoppable pedal-steel guitar player known for an effortless mix of blues,
gospel and funk — presents a new project with The Slide Brothers, the
legendary masters who first inspired Randolph’s commitment to “Sacred Steel.”
This sub-genre was born when steel guitars were brought to the House of God
Church during the ’40s to replace the traditional organ. He’s bringing the
progenitors of the form — Calvin Cooke, Aubrey Ghent, Chuck and Darick
Campbell — center stage for an evening of infectious, uplifting music.
Stream tracks from their forthcoming release here.
Opening the concert is the Otis Taylor Band. Taylor is a brilliant blues songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who started in
music in the late ’60s and ’70s, giving it up for a while to become an antiques
He’s been back in music now for over a decade creating some of the most
powerful, hypnotic blues around.