Robert Randolph & the Family Band | Haw River Ballroom | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
This is a past event.
Hot steel: Robert Randolph

Photo courtesy of Randex PR

Hot steel: Robert Randolph

Robert Randolph & the Family Band 

When: Sun., May 12, 8 p.m. 2013
Price: $22-25

For a time, Robert Randolph was just a kid learning to play praise music in his family's House of God Church, one in a long line of guitarists coming through the ranks of the Sacred Steel tradition. Since the 1930s, this African-American Pentecostal music has traded droning organs for the yearning of slide guitar. But Randolph realized that 80-year-old traditions collect dust unless you push their boundaries. With the Family Band, he thrusts sacred steel out of the sanctuary and into the spotlight, trading on '70s funk influences and blues-styled licks. Randolph and the band worked with producer T Bone Burnett on 2010's We Walk This Road, which marries their energetic style and sense of tradition for a celebration of the last 100 years of African-American music. The inspirations span from blues field recordings to modern rock tunes, showing off Randolph's wily ability to push past parameters. —Ashley Melzer

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation