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Robert Randolph

A virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, Robert Randolph jumped from spiritual to secular music and found an audience among blues fans, roots rock aficionados, and jam band followers with his fiery, passionate instrumental work and heartfelt music. Randolph started playing the instrument as a churchgoing teenager in Orange, New Jersey, a small city just outside of Newark. He regularly attended the House of God Church, an African-American Pentecostal denomination that had been including steel guitars (or "Sacred Steel") in services since the '30s, with the pedal steel in particular being introduced during the '70s. Randolph learned to play by watching other steel players during church services; years later, he updated that sacred basis with a secular mix of funk and soul, giving a new multicultural facelift to an instrument that had often been associated with country music.

In early 2000, Jim Markel heard Randolph play at the Sacred Steel Convention in Florida and subsequently introduced him to his friend Gary Waldman. Together, Waldman and Markel began to manage Randolph's career, which took flight after Matt Hickey, a talent buyer at Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom, signed Randolph on as the opening act for the North Mississippi Allstars. Within a month, Randolph had graduated to the Beacon Theater, where he played alongside Medeski, Martin & Wood. Keyboardist John Medeski enjoyed Randolph's playing so much that he asked him to record an instrumental gospel/blues album with the band. The resulting record, The Word, was released in August 2001 to great critical and popular acclaim.

Randolph next launched his own group, the Family Band, which included cousins Danyell Morgan and Marcus Randolph (bass and drums, respectively) and John Ginty (Hammond B-3 organ). The band's career began with opening gigs for a variety of blues, jazz-funk, and jam bands such as the Derek Trucks Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, and Soulive; headlining gigs became the norm within a few months' time. Robert Randolph & the Family Band released Live at the Wetlands in fall 2001, capturing the band's live performance at the legendary Wetlands venue shortly before it closed. The group's studio debut, Unclassified, followed in 2003 and introduced Randolph to an even wider audience. One new fan was veteran guitarist Eric Clapton, who brought the band out on tour and appeared on Randolph's third release, Colorblind, in 2006.

In 2010, Randolph teamed up with producer T-Bone Burnett and released the album We Walk This Road, which featured guest appearances from Ben Harper, Leon Russell, and Doyle Bramhall II. Randolph spent the better part of three years touring with the Family Band; they signed to Blue Note Records in the interim. Lickety Split appeared in 2013 with guests Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana. After several more rounds of touring, including reuniting with John Medeski for more performances as the Word, Randolph and his band returned to the studio to cut their fifth studio album. Randolph's first album for Sony Masterworks, 2017's Got Soul included guest appearances from vocalist Darius Rucker, jazz and gospel keyboardist Cory Henry, and R&B singer Anthony Hamilton. ~ Ann Wickstrom
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Sacred Steel - Live!

4. No Ways Tired

6. Without God

8. Celebration In Giving

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Track List: Train Don't Leave Me

2. God Is A Good God

3. Precious Lord Take My Hand

4. Have You Tried Jesus?

5. Since I Laid My Burden Down

6. Train Don't Leave Me

7. I Feel Like Praising Him

12. I Feel Like Pressing My Way

13. Just A Closer Walk With Thee

14. What's His Name? ...Jesus!

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Track List: Sacred Steel Instrumentals

1. Jesus Will Fix It For You

2. Just A Closer Walk With Thee

4. When The Saints Go Marching In

6. Call Him By His Name

8. Walk With Me

10. End Of My Journey

11. Joyful Sounds

12. Hallelujah Anyhow

13. Without God

14. Medley Of Offertory Tunes

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Track List: The Best Of Sacred Steel

1. Don't Let The Devil Ride

2. Call Him By His Name

3. Franklin D. Roosevelt, A Poor Man's Friend

7. Without God

9. Just A Closer Walk With Thee

10. Since I Laid My Burden Down

11. Say Yes!

13. Footie's Medley (Pink Panther)

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Track List: Oh Happy Day

1. I Believe

2. Presence Of The Lord

3. Higher Ground

5. People Get Ready

6. Waiting For My Child To Come Home

7. Storm Before The Calm

8. Redemption Song

9. A Change Is Gonna Come

10. Oh Happy Day

11. This Little Light Of Mine

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list223
awesome
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I want rock & roll. Not 'praise music'.
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anelem
For those in the SLC area, RR will be playing with The Word on August 13th. It's part of the Twilight series--tick e t s are $5 each. Come join us.
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Saw him on Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival televised on Palladia. Absolutely awesome!!
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Would like to see much more of Robert. Heard and photographed him in San Francisco at, was it SF Blues Festival or Hardly Strictly Bluegrass? Have to look. I have many professional photos of him.
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is this the only rr/fb disc that u have seems like this is the only 1 that i ever hear there's lots more
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RR music never gets old. Love it!
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Robert Randolph plays and sings slow mellow jazz and blues, easy listening and relaxing.

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