Robert Randolph & The Family Band1
Sunday, August 26 EARLY SHOW 3:00 pm • Free
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Opening acts: Benyaro & Elk Attack
Lace up your boogie shoes for this Sacred Steel Sunday. Robert Randolph and the Family Band is a multicultural American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. The pedal steel is referred to in many African-American Pentecostal churches as Sacred Steel. “I grew up in the House of God church. The pedal steel was a big part of our church tradition. I grew up watching older guys play, and I started playing when I was fifteen. When I was nineteen, someone gave me tickets to a Stevie Ray Vaughan concert. After that, I wanted to play pedal steel like Stevie Ray played his guitar.” Randolph’s concerts are known for their lively stage performances, with Randolph content to let the rest of the band play on while he dances. Dance is an integral part of the concerts.