Tuesday To-Do: Robert Randolph and the Family Band | Rock Candy

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuesday To-Do: Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 11:10 AM


8:30 p.m., Revolution. $20 adv., $25 d.o.s.

Robert Randolph took up the pedal steel — the single most stubborn instrument this writer has ever tried to coax a sound out of — at an African-American Pentecostal Church in his native New Jersey. Long used in House of God services, the pedal steel (or, as it's called in the church, the "sacred steel") is used in place of a traditional church organ. After cutting his teeth with praise music, Randolph took his piece from the church to the clubs and everything since is history. And what a history it is: one that includes world tours, collaborations with the other God (Clapton), being named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone and putting on the best concert in Harding University history.

Check it out: "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" (live on Letterman, 2006)

From the ArkTimes store



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by John Tarpley

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • John Goodson and others add lawyers for hearing on forum shopping

    Lawyers facing federal court sanctions for forum shopping a class action insurance case have brought in new legal guns from out of state to fight potential sanctions.
    • May 26, 2016
  • Lawyers plead for mercy in Fort Smith forum shopping case

    Twelve of the lawyers facing punishment by federal Judge P.K. Holmes in Fort Smith for moving a class action case against an insurance company out of his court to a state court where it was speedily settled have filed their argument against sanctions.
    • Jun 16, 2016

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation