Robert Randolph & The Family Band at Bottle & Cork

When:
July 25, 2014 @ 9:00 pm – 1:00 am
Where:
Bottle & Cork
Robert Randolph & The Family Band, a group well known for their powerhouse live performances, and led by a pedal steel virtuoso, has been called one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. Hailing from Orange, NJ, Robert Randolph started playing the pedal steel guitar – or ‘Sacred Steel,’ as the instrument is referred to in many African-American Pentecostal churches – as a teenager in his local church. He was discovered while performing at a Sacred Steel Convention in Florida, and shortly thereafter opened for the North Mississippi Allstars and Medeski, Martin & Wood in prestigious New York venues. Keyboardist John Medeski asked Robert to join an instrumental gospel/blues album with members of North Mississippi Allstars; calling themselves The Word, the band released an eponymous album in 2001 to critical and popular acclaim. Robert himself set the live music world on fire with his high-energy performances, and his style of incorporating a mix of funk and soul into his pedal steel playing, giving a new secular, multicultural element to the ‘sacred steel.’ 
 
Tickets are $25/person