Roof-raising pedal-steel shredder Robert Randolph can shake loose anybody's caboose.
Backed by a group of crack musicians, Randolph unleashes a sweat-drenched, joyous live show that leaves fans exhilarated and exhausted.
Randolph's obvious influences are Sly and the Family Stone and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but he grew up honing his chops playing sacred steel in the House of God Church. Not coincidentally, his concerts often feel like a religious experience - assuming that you worship fun.
The Grammy-nominated virtuoso's first studio album in more than three years, "Lickety Split," hits stores July 16.