Lickety Split  (Blue Note Records)
by Robert Randolph & The Family Band

FOR FANS OF: The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton
Rating: 4 Stars

Every album into his celebrated career, Robert Randolph and company continue to stretch deeper into an electrifying spread of rock, funk, gospel and R&B, all centered around the leader’s pedal steel guitar prowess. Though there’s plenty to devour musically from this prodigy, his talented backers, plus guests Carlos Santana and Trombone Shorty, the songwriting remains rooted in the sacred, even as the troupe’s audience expands like lightning in the mainstream.
— Andy Argyrakis

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Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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