Robert Randolph brings the funk to the Knitting Factory

mdeeds@idahostatesman.comJuly 5, 2013 

Robert Randolph & The Famil.JPG

Roof-raising pedal-steel shredder Robert Randolph can shake loose anybody’s caboose.

  • Robert Randolph

    8 p.m. July 9, Knitting Factory, 416 S. 9th St., Boise. $20. TicketWeb.

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.

Idaho Statesman is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service