- Eric Krasno
On this week’s episode Kraz talks with Robert Randolph, frontman of Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Randolph is one of the most galvanizing performers in modern music. His band brings an invigorating swagger to the blues, and the way that Randolph combines gospel, funk, and high-energy rock n’ roll makes for an exhilarating listening experience. They have been critically recognized with four Grammy nominations, and Randolph was ranked as one of the top 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone at just 33 years old- as a pedal steel player!
Randolph throws the conventions of pedal steel playing out the window and completely redefines the role of the instrument. His touch is masterful- literally electrifying, and he’s one of those musicians who maintains such complete control of his instrument that he makes his craft look as easy as breathing. Paired with his soulful, impassioned voice, Robert Randolph’s musical formula is a recipe not only for a good-time night of grooving, but for spiritual, transcendent experiences.
Check out Robert and Kraz break down Robert’s musical journey from playing in churches to rocking out in arenas, dive into his introduction to his diverse pool of influences, and discuss his thoughts on the social progress being made in America.
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Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
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