Post by BonnarooDetective on Dec 13, 2008 14:26:41 GMT -5
So, for those who are not aware, I am a staunch supporter of both Robert Randolph and his Family Band. Robert Randolph is Bonnaroo's favorite son; someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe he has more appearances at Bonnaroo than any other individual performer. He got a late night slot in '04, but most recently was demoted to a mid-day tent show (only a 90 minute time slot). Nonetheless, as anyone who was there can tell you, he lit the place up. Robert Randolph's Revival was certainly one of the best shows of the weekend. I know that back to back years is unlikely, but if anyone is deserving, it is Robert Randolph. He is perfect late night act. The kind of performer who wants to play 3+ hours and party til sunrise with lots of guest appearances and cover songs.
So, this is my petition. Robert Randolph and the Family Band deserve another epic late night slot!!!
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On a related note, RRFB fans will be remorse to know that Jason Crosby (the organ player) has left the band Their most recent show featured Neal Evans (of Soulive and Lettuce) on keys. However, they have some upcoming dates (including NYE!!!!!!! Who's coming with me?) where Neal will be unavailable due to obligations with Soulive, so I'm intrigued as to who will be filling in the interim. Please, please, Mr. Medeski.
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Post by BonnarooDetective on Dec 14, 2008 12:43:37 GMT -5
Oh yes, Robert has lots and lots of friends, and typically has guest appearences when at all possible. Randolph loves to jam with different people (I've seen him pull random people out of the crowd to play with him at least half a dozen times). The list of people Robert Randolph has played with, in studio or live, is too long to list, but some of the noteworthy ones include:
Clapton Trey Ringo Warren Haynes Dave Matthews Band Buddy Guy Santana John Medeski Widespread Panic North Mississippi All-Stars G-Love Soulive And who could forget the guest appearnces by T-Bone Burnett and Trombone Shorty at last year's show?