Free Concert

Sun. April 15, 2018

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Steamboat Stage, Gondola Square

Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Bud Light Rocks the Boat presents Robert Randolph and the Family Band

The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Robert Randolph led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, N. J. — quite often by Robert and members of his own family who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel — Randolph didn’t know it existed. It wasn’t until he was out of his teens that Randolph broke away and discovered rock, funk, soul, jazz and the jam band scene, soon forging his own sound by fusing elements of those genres. Robert Randolph and the Family Band has produced four studio albums and a live set since 2002, and Randolph was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone. Randolph is an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique.

2018 Schedule

February 10                               Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
March 3 Donavon Frankenreiter
March 10 Ripe
March 17 Turkuaz
March 24 The Suffers
March 31 The Goonies
April 7 The Commonheart
April 14 The Last Bandoleros
April 15 Robert Randolph and the Family Band