Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Lickety Split CD

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."

1 Amped Up
2 Born Again
3 New Orleans
4 Take the Party
5 Brand New Wayo
6 Lickety Split
7 Blacky Joe
8 Love Rollercoaster
9 All American
10 Get Ready
11 Welcome Home
12 Good Lovin'

Release date 07.16.2013