Roosevelt Collier Trio "Hendrix Meets Funk"

DC Jazz Fest at The Wharf

Roosevelt Collier Trio "Hendrix Meets Funk"

Robert Lighthouse Trio

Sat · June 16, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:15 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Roosevelt Collier Trio "Hendrix Meets Funk"
Roosevelt Collier Trio "Hendrix Meets Funk"
This is special Jimi Meets Funk gig paying homage to the late great Jimi Hendrix the only way Rosie can. FUNKY!!!

Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the "sacred steel" tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances.Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel.

At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté - a "World Music All-Star Band" created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien.

As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous "get-downs" featuring a mixture of "superstars and church folk", his own "Jimi Hendrix Experiment"-style all-star trio, and in 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League.
Robert Lighthouse Trio
Robert Lighthouse Trio
a native of Sweden, first came to the United States at the age of 18, determined to learn more about the music he loves - Mississippi Delta Blues. For eight years he traveled around the country visiting blues Meccas like Chicago's famed Maxwell Street and New Orleans, the cradle of the blues. He settled in Washington, DC in 1988 and established a cult following as a street musician. He toured Belgium and Holland with the Charlie Sayles Band and then landed his own steady gig at City Blues Cafe in D.C.

Robert has represented the DC area at the Blues Foundation IBC's twice, once with his band and once as a solo. His critically acclaimed debut CD, Drive-Thru Love, was released in 1998.
His long awaited follow up Deep Down in the Mud was released in the summer of 2007 and also has received much critical acclaim.

Robert's simultaneous work on guitar and harmonica on has received rave reviews in major blues publications throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. He has been called the second coming of the late Dr. Ross.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/