Last Thursday, Robert Randolph & The Family Band helped kick off the Summer Concert Series at Washington, D.C.’s Entertainment & Sports Arena, presented by Events DC.
Following an opening set by DuPont Brass, Randolph and company took the stage for their headlining set. Of note, the lineup for the D.C. blowout featured drummer Nikkie Glaspie, known for her work with everyone from Maceo Parker to Beyonce to her own band, The Nth Power.
Randolph, the renowned Sacred Steel guitar master, led the Family Band through a rousing set that kept the crowd on its toes. Toward the end of the show, the band even rotated instruments for a song, showing off the extensive talents of the musicians onstage.
The show’s encore packed in even more celebratory energy as Randolph writhed and kicked his way through nearly twenty minutes of searing gospel-soul heat before landing in a cover of Jimi Hendrix‘s “Foxey Lady”.
Check out a gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of Nick Fitandes (@Phrazz).
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Encore – 7/22/21
[Video: Nick Fitanides]
Robert Randolph & The Family Band – 7/22/21 –Setlist (Unconfirmed)
Randolph has a number of upcoming tour dates on the books with the Family Band including a slot opening for Dave Matthews Band at The Gorge over Labor Day Weekend. See below for a list of upcoming dates. For more information, head here.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band Tour Dates
Thu Jul 29th – The Colony, TX – Lava Cantina
Aug 26 – PNC Pavillion – supporting Buddy Guy – Huber Heights, OH
Aug 28 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI
Aug 29 – Kresge Aud. – supporting Buddy Guy – Interlochen, MI
Aug 31 & Sep 1 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
Sep 4-5 – The Gorge – George, WA – w/ Dave Matthews Band
Sep 24 – Neptune Festival – Virginia Beach, VA
Nov 23 – Richmond, VA – supporting Kenny Wayne Shepard
Nikki Glaspie is also due to hit the road with a number of acts including an extensive run with her new-look funk supergroup, KAMANI. See below for a list of upcoming Kamani 2.0 tour dates. For more information, head here.
KAMANI 2021 Tour Dates
Aug 6 – Nightfall – Chatanooga, TN
Aug 8 – Ponce City Market: City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Aug 10 – Pour House – Raleigh, NC
Aug 11 – High Rock Outfitters – Lexington, NC
Aug 12 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
Aug 13 – Heist Barrel & Arts – Charlotte, NC
Aug 14 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
Aug 15 – The 5 Spot – Nashville, TN [Nikkie Glaspie]
Oct 29 – Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
Nov 18 – The Broadside – New Orleans, LA
Nov 19 – Last Concert Cafe – Houston, TX
Nov 20 – Antone’s – Austin, TX
Nov 21 – Deep Ellum Art Company – Dallas, TX
Dec 17 – Caribou Room – Nederland, CO
Dec 18 – Cervantes Other Side – Denver, CO