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Funksgiving 2015: Featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band, McLovins, and Byog.

[UKPRwire, Wed Nov 25 2015] Funksgiving is Live and Listen's annual Thanksgiving Benefit Concert. The show will be held at Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, AL on Friday, November 27th. Funksgiving 2015 will feature Robert Randolph & The Family Band, McLovins, & BYOG. This night is about great music for a great cause. Both VIP and General Admission tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 7th.

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over- "joy," "freedom," "energy." Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a listener's mind when these twelve tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his longtime accompanists, the Family Band, explode out of the speakers.

"My thing is really upbeat, uptempo, with great guitar riffs," says Randolph, summarizing his musical ambitions, "but also catchy choruses and lyrics that someday will make this music into classic tunes."

"Robert Randolph is an American Original," says Don Was, President of Randolph's new label, Blue Note Records. "He has mastered what is, arguably, the most complex instrument in the world and developed a unique voice that is equal parts street-corner church and Bonnaroo. This album finally captures the energy and excitement of his legendary live performances."

But for Randolph, the road to Lickety Split--his first studio recording in three years--wasn't an easy path. Though his distinctive mix of rock, funk, and rhythm & blues continued to earn a rapturous response from a fervent, international audience, he felt that he had lost some of the enthusiasm and intensity that had driven him to make music in the first place.

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