Robert Randolph: The Man with Soul

Robert Randolph on Music Builds Tour 2008
Cricket Wireless – Chula Vista, CA
9/27/2008

Robert Randolph – pedal steel
Danyel Morgan – bass
Marcus Randolph – drums
Jason Crosby – organ, piano, violin

Robert Randolph on Music Builds Tour 2008 Cricket Wireless - Chula Vista, CA 9/27/2008

We went to the Music Builds Tour to cover Jars of Clay, but we came out a fan of Robert Randolph. Before we walked through the gates of the Crickets Wireless in Chula Vista, people were a buzz with Robert Randolph, saying he was the one to watch tonight. I hadn’t heard of him until that day at Cricket.

Robert Randolph on Music Builds Tour 2008 Cricket Wireless - Chula Vista, CA 9/27/2008Robert Randolph is dubbed as the American Funk band. He plays the pedal steel guitar, and I must say the man plays it like it was a part of him. He also is joined by family memebers such as his cousin Marcus on drums and he brought his sister out for some backing vocal support.

His music is insanely contagious and had everybody on their feet dancing. Robert was even kind enough to teach us how to do a little dance that he’s been doing for ages. The songs are epically long and I would usually have a problem with that, except his songs are good and catchy. My favorite is “Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That.” If you go to his MySpace and hear the song, it’s super energtic. Now imagine that song having 10 times more soul in it….that’s Robert and the Family live. The music comes out and grabs you.

Robert Randolph on Music Builds Tour 2008 Cricket Wireless - Chula Vista, CA 9/27/2008Robert has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton and collaborated on a song with O.A.R. and Dave Matthews. He and the Family are out on tour right now and this is a must see show! Really, I mean it!

They are touring in support of the current release: Colorblind. Check Robert’s MySpace for more music or his official site for more information.

Tour Dates for Robert Randolph and the Family Band:

Oct 17 2008 The Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 24 2008 Varsity Theater Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 25 2008 Sweetwater Festival Milledgeville, Georgia
Oct 31 2008 Charlottesville Pavilion Charlottesville, Virginia
Nov 3 2008 Highline Ballroom Head Count “Get Out and Vote Party” – Robert Only New York, New York
Nov 7 2008 The Moon Tallahassee, Florida
Nov 14 2008 Granada Lawrence, Kansas
Nov 21 2008 Cubby Bear Chicago, Illinois
Nov 28 2008 McDonald Theater Eugene, Oregon
Dec 5 2008 Harrah’s Casino Kansas City, Missouri

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