Performances at The Blue Ocean
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
with Lyle Divinsky
Friday September 20, 8pm
Price: $26 - GA/SRO - Tables Removed
About Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Fresh off the excitement of being on a new label and the thrill of releasing a new album, Randolph and The Family Band are itching to take the stage on a new tour. The words that come to mind when Randolph thinks about his new album Lickety Split are "joy", "freedom", and "energy" which is no surprise because this is Randolph's first studio album in 3 years. Lickety Split helped Randolph reconnect with his music and remember why he loved making music in the first place. Known for his unique mixture of rock, funk and rhythm & blues Randolph has reconnected with his guitar saying, "I've become more in love with my guitar now, and staying relaxed and practicing and trying to create different sounds".
Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The band followed with three studio recordings over the next eight years—Unclassified, Colorblind, and We Walk This Road—which, together with tireless touring and unforgettable performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won them an expanding and passionate fan base. Robert Randolph has been named one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," has caught the attention of guitar legends such as Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton and has had the pleasure of collaborating with both artists on the stage and in the studio.
With a new label and a new dedication to his craft, Lickety Split has given Randolph the opportunity to " present the music right, and have the story told right..." giving Randolph the pleasure to say "...[music] got fun again".