USA: Robert Randolph & The Family Band-Got Soul (2017)
Pedal-steel virtuoso Robert Randolph returns with his new album, Got
Soul. The album reaffirms that Randolph and his Family Band have truly
evolved into one of the most exciting and innovative outfits in
contemporary music. Got Soul takes stock of Randolph's past as a church
musician as it pushes the band forward into new places. There is no
shortage of originality on the album with songs that run the gamut from
gospel numbers to deep, funky grooves to incendiary rock-and-soul jams.
The hauntingly exquisite "Heaven's Calling" features Randolph on solo
steel while guest vocalists Darius Rucker and Anthony Hamilton lend
their golden voices to "Love Do What It Do" and "She Got Soul"
respectively. "I Thank You," the 60s Sam & Dave R&B smash, is
completely re-imagined in the hands of the Family Band and Snarky
Puppy's very on Cory Henry.