Lee Boys Announce New LP, Tour

New studio effort
features special guests Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring and more.

 

Family group and “sacred steel” legends The Lee Boys will
release their third studio effort, Testify, on October 23  on the Evil Teen (the label
co-owned by their good friend Warren Haynes). Testify features 11 tracks of new songs along with fan favorites
from their live show, and it’s got a slew of guest players including Haynes on
vocals and lead guitar; Jimmy Herring on lead guitar; female vocalist Gia Wyre;
Matt Slocum on organ, piano, and keyboards; Nate Worth on percussion; and
producer/engineer/mixer Matt Grondin on electric and acoustic guitar,
keyboards, backing vocals.

 

Haynes comments, “Lee Boys is high energy Gospel infused
jamming. This is the real thing!”

 

The group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick
Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier
(pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums).   “Sacred steel” is a type of music rooted in
Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country
and African music driven by the pedal steel guitar.  In the last five years, Lee Boys has played for
more than 750,000 music fans at festivals throughout the United States, Canada,
Europe and Asia.  Their unique sound has attracted musical
artists such as Allman Bros. Band, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Robert
Randolph, Derek Trucks, Mavis Staples, Gov’t Mule, Blind Boys of Alabama, Black
Crowes, John Legend and The Roots – all of whom have performed with the Lee
Boys and/or invited them to tour with them. Heralded pedal steel guitarist
Roosevelt Collier is often seen performing with multiple bands over the course
of any given festival. 

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

Aug 31                        Da Vinci                                              Deland, Fl

Sept 1              Beachside
Tavern                                New Smyrna Beach, FL

Sept 14                        Taos Center for the Arts                                 Taos, NM

Sept 15                        Telluride
Blues Festival                                  Telluride,
CO

Sept 28                        Blue
Nile                                             New Orleans, LA

Sept 29                        Fiesta
Five Flags Seafood Festival     Pensacola, FL

Oct 4               Albino
Skunk Festival                                    Greer, SC

Oct 6               Roswell Concert Series                                   Roswell, GA

Oct 19             Funky
Biscuit                                      Baton Raton, FL

Oct 20-21        Magnolia
Music Festival                                 Live Oak, FL

Jan 20-27         Legendary
Blues Cruise                                  Ft
Lauderdale, FL

 

 

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