The Slide Brothers

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

If you’re not familiar with Robert Randolph and The Family Band, chances are the phrase “sacred steel music” brings to mind skulls, long-haired Scandinavians, and lots of umlauts. But the sacred steel tradition goes back to the mid-20th century, when a certain group of House of God churches took up the steel guitar in place of the organ as the foundation for their worship music. From the same culture of excellence that produced incredible gospel singers came a lineage of fantastic players, and they can make a pedal or lap steel guitar sing praise like Mahalia Jackson. The Slide Brothers, along with mentor and producer Randolph, are among the finest practitioners. Aubrey Ghent, Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell and Darick Campbell are each great in their own right, and together the quartet use their instruments to channel all the joy of a gospel choir at full blast, making music to move mountains. Like many great gospel singers before them, The Slide Brothers also embrace secular music, taking on blues and pop in ways that would make Duane Allman do a double-take. 

—STEPHEN TRAGESER

Sat, Jun 8 | 8:00 PM
Exit/In
$10.00
18 and over
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The Slide Brothers

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