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The Family Band
8:30 PM - 11:59 PM Lee's Palace
Date: June 01, 2018 to June 01, 2018
Where: Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
Ticket Price: N/A
bout my baby left meand whiskey. When we first started out, guys really werent allowed to leave the church. I was the one that steppedout and started this thing. My dad would say, Why do you come home smelling like beer and cigarettes?Well, we just got done playing some smoky club till 2 a.m.!It was all foreign and different.By the early 2000s, Randolph had begun applying his dazzling steel guitar technique to secularmusic, and from that grew the Family Band. Thegroups sound was so different than anything else around that they weresoon packing New York City clubs. Their first album, 2002s Live at the Wetlands, was recorded at the now defunct jam band haven, and was followed by four studio albumsand another live set, each widening the bands audiencetheyve long been regulars on the festival circuitand broadening their stylistic range as well.Things happenedreally fast, Randolphnamed one ofthe 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Timeby Rolling Stonesays now. When I look back on that time, to be honest,I had no idea what the hell we were doing. Wedget told, You guys are going on tour with Eric Clapton. Oh, OK. Ithought, this guy must not have a clue who I am but the first time I met him we talked for about an hour and played music backstage.The Family Bands improvisational skills quickly made them mega-popular among the jam-band crowd, but for Randolph and his band mates, what they were doing was just an extension of what theyd always done. The jam band scene has that name but its reallya true music art form scene where you can just be who you are, Randolph says. We fit in that category in some sense but the jam band scene itself has changed a lot since that time. Ive grown to like songs and I like to jam within the song.On Got Soulwhich features guest artists Anthony Hamilton, Darius Rucker, Cory HenryRobert Randolph and the Family Band walk thatline deftly, displaying their virtuosity within the context of a dozen smartly crafted tunes. I like both playing live and recordi