SEC Nation, the traveling college football pre-game show featuring Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears alongside Paul Finebaum, Kaylee Hartung and host Joe Tessitore, will debut Thursday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. ET, with a customized version of Robert Randolph and The Family Band’s “Take The Party” as its opening theme song.
The soon to launch network and the band enlisted fans and band members from all 14 SEC schools to shoot the show’s dynamic opening this week in Macon, Georgia.
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multi-platform network which will launch August 14, 2014. The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year. The network will televise 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming will also include in-depth commentary and analysis in studio shows, daily news and information original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, and more. Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform. AT&T U-Verse, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Google Fiber, Time Warner Cable and National Rural Telecommunications cooperative (NRTC) have agreed to carry the SEC Network.
Robert Randolph will be returning for Jam Cruise 13, this time performing with gospel/rock supergroup The Word. The cruise will set sail Jan 6 – 11. Tickets go on sale May 15 at http://www.jamcruise.com/
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The first studio album from Robert Randolph and the Family band in over in 3 years brings the party back!
The reviews are rolling in:
“Randolph’s sprawling, sacred steel solos feature prominently on the album [Lickety Split] and his talented bandmates add fire…” – RollingStone.com
“Robert Randolph cranks the guitars up and the fun dance party even higher!…
Lickety Split should be a no brainer for fans and has the ability to win over new ones quickly.” – The Fire Note
“While drifting into rock and blues over the years, Randolph and company took it back to their roots on their new album, Lickety Split, and sound as tight as ever. – Life and Times
“Imagine Stephen Stills’ ‘Love the One You’re With’ given the Otis Redding treatment with heaping helpings from the pews. And then toss in Randolph’s mighty pedal steel into the mix? Oh, mama…” – Something Else Reviews
In advance of the first new studio album in 3 years, we are offering a FREE download of the song AMPED UP! Get it…share it…then CRANK IT UP at your next party!
Album available on 7/16
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Robert Randolph and the Family Band are heading back to Europe and Scandinavia for a string of shows and festivals beginning in London UK on 6/22.
6/22 – Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club London, UK
6/25 – Boerderij Zoetermeer, Netherlands
6/26 – MC Theater Amsterdam, Netherlands
6/27 – Posten Odense, Denmark
6/29 – Lakeside Blues Festival Jarvenpaa, Finland
6/30 – Amager Bio Copenhagen, Denmark
This week RRTFB hit NYC to do a series of radio performance for WFUV, WXPK “the Peak” and WNYC. These special live performance were streamed live or recorded for later broadcast. These are the first in a long series of special radio shows to be scheduled as the release of the new album Lickety Split due out 7/16/13.
The first single “Born Again” went to radio last week and is already showing how ready radio is to support the first studio album from the band in 3 years. The single was in the Top 5 MOST added songs on AAA as reported Tuesday 6/11.
check out the WFUV performance HERE
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Robert Randolph will join Kenny Wayne Shepard, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Keb Mo and others performing at “We Can Help Moore” BENEFIT for Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief on Friday 6/7/13
“WE CAN HELP MOORE” – A One Night Only Fundraising Concert at Diamond Ballroom to Benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief for families in all of Oklahoma affected by ALL of these past week’s tornadoes, storms and flooding
Multi-Platinum blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd hosting the “We Can Help Moore” benefit concert this Friday, June 7th has added even more star power to this incredible one-night-only event!
Pedal Steel Guitarist ROBERT RANDOLPH will perform alongside Super star Rock and Blues guitarist BRAD WHITFORD of Aerosmith, Grammy Award winning Contemporary Blues sensation KEB MO, and the incredible Kansas City Blues siblings TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT are all joining Kenny Wayne Shepherd for this cause for a night full of surprises and powerful performances with 100% of the profits from tickets and auction items going to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in support all of the Oklahoma communities it serves in the weeks to come.
Tickets are available online at www.dcfconcerts.com, at Buy For Less stores, by phone at 866.977.6849. Tickets are $30 and all tickets purchased prior to the disaster efforts will be honored. VIP packages are sold out and those that donated to the VIP efforts receive a sound-check party, a meet and greet with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and early admission to the venue.
Jam Cruise 12 tickets go on sale May 30th at noon est!! Get your tickets and come party with us in January, its gonna be a good time!
First Look: Robert Randolph & The Family Band’s Blue Note Debut Lickety Split
On July 16th Blue Note will release the latest studio album from Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Lickety Split features the group’s current lineup with Robert joined by Marcus Randolph, Danyel Morgan, Lenesha Randolph and Brett Haas. Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin) engineered the album, which also includes guest appearances from Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana. Lickety Split will present eleven original compositions as well as covers of “Love Rollercoaster” (Ohio Players) and “Good Lovin’” (The Rascals). Here’s a first look at the cover art.