Robert Randolph’s new record, ‘Got Soul’ has been nominated for the GRAMMY’s Best Contemporary Blues Album. The nomination will be the renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter’s fifth, following his nominations for Best R&B Performance By A Duo/Vocal Group (“Higher Ground”) and Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“You Are So Beautiful”) in 2009 and 2006, respectively, and two 2003 nominations for Best Rock Instrumental Performance (“Squeeze”) and Best Rock Gospel Album (‘Unclassified’).
‘Got Soul’ is a kinetic, raucously energetic collection, that brings Randolph’s pedal steel guitar-playing to center stage and bears deep influences from funk, soul, blues, jazz, and gospel.
Randolph says the record takes stock of his past as a church musician in New Jersey even as it pushes the band forward into new places. “The music takes me back into the roots of who I am, where I came from,” Randolph reflects. “It’s got an upbeat, positive church/gospel/rock/bluesy vibe to it. I’m like a rock and roll preacher on Got Soul.”
Often called the “Jimi Hendrix of the pedal steel guitar,” and named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine’s David Fricke, Randolph has revolutionized the role of the instrument in contemporary music.
Watch the music video for Robert Randolph’s “Love Do What It Do” featuring Darius Rucker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Leading up to the GRAMMY Awards, Randolph will play a set of dates in the south and mid-west, a 5-day at-sea music festival Jam Cruise, and a special NYC pre-GRAMMY weekend concert at Brooklyn Bowl.
Randolph’s Brooklyn Bowl show has been announced today, tickets go on-sale Thursday at 10:00AM EST: http://www.brooklynbowl.com/
Robert Randolph 2017-18 Tour Dates:
Wed., December 27 / Jackson, WY / The Center Theater
Thurs., December 28 / Park City, UT / O.P. Rockwell
Fri., December 29 / Salt Lake City, UT / The State Room
Sun., December 31 / Telluride, CO / Sheridan Opera House
Wed.-Mon., January 17-22 / Jam Cruise
Thurs., January 25 / New York, NY / Brooklyn Bowl
Wed., March 7 / Sail Across The Sun
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