LICKETY SPLIT hits stores today! Get your copy
from iTunes HERE
from Amazon HERE
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
Pre – order from iTunes HERE
Pre – order from Amazon HERE
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
pre order Lickety plit from Amazon HERE
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.
Blue Bear School of Music proudly presents
The 8th Annual
Blue Bear Benefit
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Blue Bear Youth Bands
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Bimbo’s 365 Club
1025 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
Tickets: $75 GA / $150 VIP / $60 GA for Blue Bear Members
Buy Tickets & More Info: 415-673-3600, bluebearmusic.org/benefit
Proceeds support Blue Bear’s nonprofit mission and youth music programs
San Francisco, CA – Blue Bear School of Music, the original school of rock and roll since 1971, is pleased to present the 8th annual Blue Bear Benefit featuring Robert Randolph & The Family Band on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco. Talented Blue Bear Youth Bands will jump start this special evening with rocking performances. Tickets are $75 general admission, $150 VIP (includes complimentary catered cuisine, exclusive non-reserved VIP seating opportunities, non-hosted VIP bar and more) and $60 general admission for Blue Bear Members. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk or via phone at Blue Bear School of Music (Fort Mason Center, Building D in San Francisco, 415-673-3600, bluebearmusic.org/benefit) or at the box office and online at Bimbo’s 365 Club (1025 Columbus at Chestnut in San Francisco, bimbos365club.com).
The annual Blue Bear Benefit provides crucial funding for the school’s nonprofit mission and music education programs that enrich the lives of more than 800 Bay Area youth, including hundreds of kids from low-income families and at-risk communities. Proceeds support all of Blue Bear’s music programs including Rock Band Ensemble, Group Guitar and Keyboard Lab programs at public school partner sites, their new Digital Studio Program at Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, and youth scholarships and sliding scale tuition support for low-income students of all ages receiving high-quality music instruction at Blue Bear’s Fort Mason Center campus.
Headlining this year’s Blue Bear Benefit – in the band’s only Bay Area appearance this spring – is Robert Randolph & The Family Band, a group well known for their powerhouse live performances and led by a pedal steel guitar virtuoso who has been called one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone. Blue Bear’s Development Director and benefit Executive Producer Marcus Yelton says, “We’re very excited to present Robert Randolph and his band at our 8th annual Blue Bear Benefit. His incredible musicianship will make for an amazing night of music and celebration, plus his background and his road to success is really an inspiration for our young students, several of whom will be performing on stage that evening.”
A nonprofit organization founded in San Francisco in 1971, Blue Bear School of Music is the original “school of rock and roll” and one of California’s largest community music schools. Blue Bear is the Bay Area’s leading destination for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels who want to learn and play rock, pop, blues, jazz and folk music. The school’s commitment to providing superior quality and affordable popular music education has helped more than 30,000 students achieve their musical goals, regardless of their financial means.
Please join Blue Bear School of Music for this year’s Blue Bear Benefit and help the school continue its 42-year legacy of bringing innovative and affordable music education programs to anyone who is motivated to sing, play or craft a song. For more information on the Blue Bear benefit, please visit bluebearmusic.org/benefit.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band join the awesome line up of artists for Jam Cruise 12 departing from Miami, Florida on the MSC Divina with stops in Falmouth, Jamaica and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas January 4-9, 2014.
Cabins go on sale Wednesday May 30, 2013 at noon est.
GO TO Jam Cruise 12 for all the details and to get your place on this amazing musical adventure!
There is gonna be a party up in here!
ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND
SET TO RELEASE LICKETY SPLIT JULY 16 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS
FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN THREE YEARS
April 15 – New York – Robert Randolph, the slide guitar jam/rock/blues phenomenon who’s been captivating global audiences for a decade, announced to reporters assembled at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Music Festival in Madison Square Garden that his long-awaited new album is titled Lickety Split. The new record is Randolph’s first for Blue Note and is to be released July 16. Lickety Split represents the first new studio album for Randolph & The Family Band in three years.
“This record has elements from all of our earlier records,” Randolph explains. “There are cool songs with lots of guitar and we can see the growth of our band in the new recordings.” “With this record we got to reconnect with the originality and creativity that fans fell in love with from the very beginning. This is the music that we started out playing and now that we are back on a roll I’m sure we won’t keep our fans waiting three years for the next album.”
Randolph co-produced the 12-track album and co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs. Randolph has reconnected with songwriting partners such as Drew Ramsey and Shannon Sanders, with whom he composed such Family Band hits as “Ain’t Nothing Nothing Wrong With That” as well as Grammy Award winner Tommy Sims, perhaps best known for “Change The World”. Any one familiar with Randolph’s high energy live performances are familiar with his love for reinterpreting classic songs Family Band style. Lickety Split honors that tradition with enthusiastic interpretations of The Ohio Players’ dance-groove “Love Rollercoaster” and The Rascals’ (and Olympics’) “Good Lovin’.” Randolph recorded the album with his longtime bandmates and actual family members, The Family Band, including Marcus Randolph (drums), Danyel Morgan (bass, vocals), Brett Haas (guitar, keys) and Lenesha Randolph (vocals) along with special guests Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana. The album was engineered by Eddie Kramer [Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin] and mixed by Jim Scott [Tedeschi Trucks].
The new album kicks off with the vigorous anthem “Amped Up” capturing the high-energy excitement that is so identified with Randolph’s legendary stage performances. That celebration of creative renewal continues with “Born Again.” “It’s about finding the joy again,” says Randolph. “At first it was more of a love song, about the sense you get when you find the right person. Then, as we were recording this new music with a whole new sense of direction and feeling free again it all came together. It’s not a religious thing, it’s just new energy—which is really the old energy that I had at the beginning of my career.”
Randolph also notes that the title track of Lickety Split is one of his favorites. The song features Randolph joined by his sister Lenesha on vocals. “What’s great about that one is that it’s something we actually played in church, just like that,” he says. “There’s a section in the service called the ‘Jubilee Jam Session Time’.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band first gained national attention with the release of the album Live at the Wetlands in 2002. The concert recording was taped at New York’s historical Wetlands Preserve Club before it closed in 2001. The band followed that acclaimed live album with their first studio recording Unclassified, attracting the attention of Eric Clapton. Since then, the band has toured with Clapton, Santana and the Dave Matthews Band and, as a headline act, has developed a large, passionate following built upon legendary performances at such major festivals as Bonnaroo, Crossroads, Hard Rock Calling, Montreux Jazz, Austin City Limits and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Later albums, Colorblind and We Walk This Road, enjoyed critical and commercial success led by signature Randolph composed songs such as “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”. Rolling Stone named Robert Randolph one of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists,” the only pedal steel player so honored, calling him “one of the most intense live acts in all of jamdom” and citing his solos as “perpetually cresting, lightning-fast explorations.”
“Robert Randolph is an American Original,” says Don Was, President of Randolph’s new label, Blue Note Records. “He has mastered what is, arguably, the most complex instrument in the world and developed a unique voice that is equal parts street-corner church and Bonnaroo. This album finally captures the energy and excitement of his legendary live performances.” Fans worldwide have taken notice of this American original, with audiences and critics alike singing the praises of this unique superstar. “I’m the only one who does what I do,” sums up Randolph, simply. After years away from the recording studio, Robert Randolph & The Family Band have finally come back with Lickety Split.
Track listing for Lickety Split:
1. Amped Up 3:18
2. Born Again 4:20
3. New Orleans 4.11
4. Take The Party 4:09
5. Brand New Wayo 4:36
6. Lickety Split 4:01
7. Blacky Joe 5:49
8. Love Rollercoaster 3:12
9. All American 2:43
10. Get Ready 5:07
11. Welcome Home 6:11
12. Good Lovin’ 2:55
For more information please contact:
Blue Note Records