Robert Randolph & the Family Band took 3rd and Lindsley to church on June 25, with a sound inspired by his gospel roots as well as Motown and James Brown. The sharply dressed frontman led the way behind his pedal steel guitar as he and his band, consisting of his little sister and three of his cousins, got the crowd moving.
The performance also featured a surprise guest appearance from Rob Thomas. The Matchbox Twenty frontman jumped onstage from the crowd and sang Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” with Randolph and the band, who Thomas previously collaborated with for his debut solo album, Something to Be.
Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s new album, Got Soul, is out now on Sony Masterworks and features guest performances from Darius Rucker, Cory Henry, and Anthony Hamilton.
Nashville Sunday Night is a special presentation of Nashville’s Independent Radio, Lightning 100. Each Sunday night Lightning 100 broadcasts a concert from 3rd and Lindsley, one of Nashville’s finest live music venues. Along with Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the June 25th show featured Sam Lewis.