Roosevelt’s musicality is like the best New Orleans gumbo – taking bits and pieces of all the best things and cooking it up into something magical David Shaw, The Revivalists
Roosevelt Collier [Pedal & Lap Steel Guitar]
Harry Ong [Bass]
Tommy Shugart [Keyboard]
Aaron Bucky Buckingham [Drums]
Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. He’s affectionately known as The Dr, and released his solo debut, Exit 16, on GroundUP Music. It’s a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock and, in his words, dirty funk swampy grime, as overseen by producer and Bokanté bandmate Michael League (from the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy). Brought up in the House of God Church in Perrine, Florida, Roosevelt built his sacred steel guitar prowess alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. On his own, Collier’s become a sought-after talent both on record and on stage; at festivals, he is a regular Artist at Large, performing alongside musical luminaries in the fields of rock, blues and pop, including the Allman Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Buddy Guy, Umphrey’s McGee, Los Lobos, Robert Randolph, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and the Del McCoury Band.
Two showtimes: 7, 9:30 p.m.