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Robert Randolph Stories

VIDEO | Robert Randolph Offers Old & New At Lincoln Hall 3/17/17

Sacred steel genius Robert Randolph, along with The Family Band dropped into Chicago's lovely Lincoln Hall on a St. Patrick's Day Friday.Eschewing the green for a sharp black shirt and red bowtie, he treated the crowd to some material from across his catalog.Nunu Zomot was on hand to capture these ...

Chicago Bluegrass & Blues 2015 In Review

With the closing notes of their set at the sold out House Of Blues, Greensky Bluegrass put an exclamation point on another edition of Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival.Starting way back in January, the series of shows under the CBB banner spanned some of our favorite city venues and showcased local and national acts...

Recap / Video / Photos | Robert Randolph & Family Band @ City Winery 1/23/15

Robert Randolph is just so many things. He and The Family Band popped in for a pair of shows at City Winery this winter as a part of the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival. He's the bandleader, a brilliant soloist, more-than-capable singer, master of ceremonies, and part-time comedian.He was even the inspiration for his...

Photo Gallery & Video: Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Park West 6/26/14

Photos: Rickie KostinerRobert Randolph dropped into town for another in a series of electrifying Chicago performances and Rickie Kostiner was on hand to capture some of the exciting moments for a photo gallery for The Barn.SetlistIntro, Motions, Working Title, All That Matters, Payback, La Tormenta, Fly, Blankets, Freak OutPark West proved to be a...

Phases Of The Moon Festival: Fact and Rumors

Update [3/19] Phase Two is announced. See how I did on speculation and read some healthy skepticism HERE.Update [6/9] Phase Three is announced. More Info about the final headliner and the mysterious Lunar Landing Conspiracy.Here's something I never would have thought last summer the Midwest is getting another jamband camping megafest. While Summer Camp owns...

Nine Musical Additions That Transformed Already Great Bands

We all know that bigger isn't always better... except when it is. The chemistry the develops between a tight knit band, performing over a long career isn't easily replicated and can be jeopardized if elements are changed or added. But additions aren't always disruptions. Sometimes they can be catalysts, too -- taking complacent groups into...