Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Robert Randolph and the Family Band - We Walk This Road -2010-
(Blues, Rock, Soul)

From: New Jersey

Let's just start by acknowledging the fact Robert Randolph is a ridiculously good guitar player. The newest studio album that He and the Family Band have made for us is produced by the legendary T Bone Burnett. We Walk This Road continues the Sacred Steel tradition for which Robert Randolph has earned wide praise, including the New York Times, which applauds "his rip-roaring virtuosity and his gift for making his instrument sing without a word." Throughout the recording of We Walk This Road, Randolph and Burnett worked closely together as archivists, discovering songs-decade by decade-from the 20th century American music canon. The songs they uncovered, ranging from blues and rock to field recordings and gospel, serve as the inspiration for the 11 songs on the album. This record is a celebration of African-American music over the past one hundred years and its social messages from the last thirty. Although they cover a whole timeline of different eras on We Walk This Road, what ties these songs together remain their message of hope and their ability to uplift.

Robert Randolph - Shot Of Love

Robert Randolph - If I Had My Way