Although he hails from New Jersey, Robert Randolph’s amalgamation of gospel, blues, and roots rock has an undeniable spiritual connection to the music of Memphis. Named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, Randolph is a pedal steel guitar virtuoso who cut his teeth playing in services at his hometown church. In the early 2000s, Randolph and his band began garnering widespread attention through their scorchingly energetic live performances, which earned comparisons to groups like Sly & the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire. Since then, the group has released six studio and two live albums, all of which have been critically acclaimed for their audacious blending of genres and exceptional musicianship. From their humble beginning in a New Jersey church to regularly headlining major festivals, Robert Randolph & the Family Band have been one of the industry’s most unexpected success stories over recent years. After witnessing their live shows, it’s easy to understand why.