One of the great pedal steel guitar players to emerge in the music world is Robert Randolph. Robert Randolph uses a unique approach to the pedal steel guitar, which is already a very hard instrument to play, and most of the time sounds like an electric guitar on heavy overdrive. I put together a post that features Randolph with his band and even came across a rig rundown from Premier Guitar. I hope you enjoy the rundown and the performances; the band is just as much fun to watch as Randolph!
The first video is a performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2011. In the video, Robert Randolph and the Family Band pays homage to Jimi Hendrix by covering his song, “Voodoo Chile.” Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHNp8DyXL9M.
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The next video takes us through Robert Randolph’s rig. Premier Guitar offers a glimpse into the gear behind the music at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=EPjfqS5NvCY.
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The last video comes from Randolph’s debut performance on the Late Night Show With David Letterman. Check out the great bass line and Randolph’s pedal steel guitar chops at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4zpzEIdoPc.
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Robert Randolph has been touring with Eric Clapton and pleasing audiences worldwide for the last decade. I hope you enjoyed Robert Randolph and the Family Band as much as I did!