Robert Randolph and the Family Band has been amazing audiences worldwide for the last decade. Photo couresty of

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

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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

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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

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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!



    6 replies to "Pedal Steel Guitar With Robert Randolph And The Family Band"

    • Stanford Makinson

      How to get your adapted blogspot to appear on top of google search?

    • Henry Senior

      Simply awesome player!

    • Ged 13

      Watched him just this weekend on the Crossroads 2010 DVD. The instrument bemuses me a bit but what a sound!

    • Oscar Ragland

      I think he’s the hottest thing on strings since Hendrik’s and BB king

    • darrell fitzgerald

      that is some kind cool shit right there. robert keep up the good work cuz thats ausome dud.

    • Kim

      wow I did not expect that in vid1 !!!!!!!

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