THE TAJ MAHAL TRIO AND ROBERT RANDOLPH PRESENTS THE SLIDE BROTHERS

Friday, February 8th 2013

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Due to inclement weather, tonight’s concert with “The Taj Mahal Trio & Robert Randolph presenting The Slide Brothers” has been postponed until further notice.  Once a rescheduled date has been confirmed, a notice will be sent to all ticket buyers of the new show date.  Refunds can be obtained through your point of purchase, if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date.  For questions, please contact The Paramount at 631-673-7300.

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“Godfather’s of the electric church”, “Masters of the Sacred Steel”: These are just a few names which describe Calvin Cooke, Chuck Cambpell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent – AKA The Slide Brothers. The joyous music these legendary artists create extends far beyond scared steel to encompass blues, rock and soul all celebrated with a sound that is uniquely their own. From the House of God Church to the House of Blues, this iconic group of pedal steel forefathers continue to produce amazing music and inspire players worldwide.

The Slide Brothers were recently featured as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour, thrilling sold out audiences across the U.S. and Canada with their interpretations of such Hendrix signature songs as “Purple Haze” and “Foxey Lady.” Their acclaimed performances have won fans who had never witnessed the infectious appeal of the sacred steel. Their enthusiastic reactions came as no surprise to Robert Randolph. “My goal is to open the door for people in the same way that musical doors have been opened for me,” explains Randolph. “I want to take this musical history and make it relevant to give people a better idea of who we are and where this tradition came from.

Together with co-producers Robert Randolph and John McDermott (Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Steve Winwood), The Slide Brothers will be releasing their debut disc January 15, 2013 on Concord Records. The band will also be touring nationwide in the new year to support this long awaited collection of Sacred Steel at its finest.

The album features 11 songs which showcase some of the finest electric slide guitar playing heard today. The stylings of the four unique Slide Brothers guitarists reference everything from the raw blues of Elmore James to Duane Allman and Mick Taylor. The album includes versions of the Allman Brothers “Don’t Keep Me Wondering,” superb interpretations of blues classics “It Hurts Me Too” and “The Sky Is Crying” as well as “Motherless Children”. The album features such special guests as Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Shemekia Copleand, Chris Layton (Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble) and Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsys).

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