Touring behind their February release, Got Soul, their debut on the Sony Masterworks label, Robert Randolph and the Family Band play multiple shows this week in upstate New York. Randolph has become the leading purveyor of Sacred Steel, a sound Rochesterians know well from Randolph’s friends and mentors, local legends the Campbell Brothers. He starts with the music he learned at his church, but the road veteran mixes in funk, soul, r&b and rock and roll to make it entirely his own, and an entirely invigorating, body-moving and uplifting good time.
It’s a live show not to be missed, so catch it when it gets close. They’ll be at Anthology in Rochester on Thursday, Upstate Concert Hall outside Albany on Saturday and at the Haunt on Sunday. Texan singer-songwriter Luke Wade will open all shows. Danielle Ponder and the Tomorrow People are also on the bill to kick things off in Rochester. Doors open at 7pm and the show will get going at 8pm for each show.
4/20 Anthology, Rochester (Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show)
4/22 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park (Tickets $25 advance, $28 day of show)
4/23 The Haunt, Ithaca (Tickets $25 advance, $30 day of show)