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The Lee Boys: Say Yes!

This Florida sextet of three brothers and their three nephews is rooted in the same House of God sacred-steel tradition that spawned Robert Randolph and the Family Band, whose high-energy praise music is currently invigorating the jam-band scene. The star of the show here is 22-year-old Roosevelt Collier, whose pedal-steel guitar prowess rivals Randolph’s for sheer speed, dexterity, harmonic daring and sonic inventiveness. He is joined by his uncles Alvin Lee on guitar, Keith and Derrick Lee on vocals and cousins Alvin Cordy Jr. on six-string electric bass and Kenneth Earl Walker on drums. Together they raise the roof on the explosive title track and the sanctified shouter “Come On, Help Me Lift Him Up,” a showcase for Collier’s rapid picking and dazzling virtuosity on the steel.

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