VVAD Presents Fantasyland
Friday Jun 2, 2023 6:30 pm
Special Guests JUST ANNOUNCED: Garrett Sayers of The Motet, Nigel Hall of Lettuce and The Warren Haynes Band and Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power and Beyonce’s former drummer!
Special Guests Include: Garrett Sayers of The Motet, Nigel Hall of Lettuce and The Warren Haynes Band and Nikki Glaspie of The Nth Power and Beyonce’s former drummer!
ABOUT ROBERT RANDOLPH: Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God —Randolph simply didn’t know it existed.
Which makes it all the more remarkable that the leader of Robert Randolph and the Family Band—whose label debut for Sony Masterworks, Got Soul—is today an inspiration to the likes of Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Derek Trucks, all of whom have played with him and studied his technique. It wasn’t until he was out of his teens that Randolph broke away from the confines of his social and musical conditioning and discovered rock, funk, soul, jazz and the jam band scene, soon forging his own sound by fusing elements of those genres.
By the early 2000s, Randolph had begun applying his dazzling steel guitar technique to secular music, and from that grew the Family Band. The group’s sound was so different than anything else around that they were soon packing New York City clubs.
The Family Band’s improvisational skills quickly made them mega-popular among the jam-band crowd, but for Randolph and his band mates, what they were doing was just an extension of what they’d always done. “The jam band scene has that name but it’s really a true music art form scene where you can just be who you are,” Randolph says. “We fit in that category in some sense but the jam band scene itself has changed a lot since that time. I’ve grown to like songs and I like to jam within the song.” Learn more at: www.robertrandolph.net
ABOUT G. LOVE: G. Love or Garret Dutton, originally from Philadelphia, is an American alternative hip hop artist best known for his unique “sloppy,” and “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. Learn more at: www.philadelphonic.com
ABOUT MICHAEL KANG: Michael Kang, is a multi-instrumentalist for the jam band The String Cheese Incident. The mandolin is his primary instrument, although he plays violin on several songs and electric mandolin on many others. He provides both a melodic and rhythmic sound.
TICKETS: $175 General Admission [This show is currently SOLD OUT, as we are able to release more tickets, more may become available. If you would like to be on a ticket waitlist please contact our box office at email@example.com or 970-845-8497]
*Ticket Prices Subject to Change
THIS ARTIST HAS FOUR IN-PERSON PERFORMANCES:
JAN. 14 @ 7pm // JAN. 15 @ 7pm // JAN. 16 @ 4:30pm // JAN. 16 @ 8pm
AND ONE LIVE STREAM EVENT AVAILABLE THROUGH fans.LIVE
or for free on our VPAC YouTube Channel
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