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A Crisp Festival Special Summer Concert – The Lee Boys

July 16 @ 7:30 pm

- $25
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Pender! From the Southern States, The Lee Boys are coming to the Hall on Tuesday, July 16th!
This will be one unique night!
Bring a chair and blanket.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/share/xaufuMjPSWvyee97/

The boys are also bringing living legend Calvin Cooke with them on sacred steel.
With special guest Penderite, southern rocker David Lumley
Tickets on sale now from Talisman Books and at the door. Phone (250) 629-6944

The Lee Boys grew up in the church where their father was a pastor and a steel player himself. “Sacred steel” is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations.When The Lee Boys bring their joyous spiritual sound to the stage, audiences instantly recognize that this is not “sitting and listening” music: dancing, shouting out, and having fun are considered essential parts of their tradition. Founder and bandleader Alvin Lee explains “The inspiration and feeling that comes along with our music is the reason that people feel good.”

The Lee Boys have taken their modern expression of Sacred Steel on the road and have become a pre-eminent touring ensemble. These engaging artists work well in a variety of venues ranging from intimate club settings to performing arts centers to large festival stages. Their music attracts audiences from the jamband, folk, blues and Gospel worlds. Over the past 20 years, The Lee Boys have released four albums, packed prestigious venues, and spread their music and message beyond the church pews through residencies, recording studios and concerts across the world.

The Lee Boys have performed 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, Del McCoury, Traveling McCourys, Victor Wooten, 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

The Chicago-Sun Times compared the band to Jimi Hendrix, saying:
“The Lee Boys, whose Church of God-inspired sacred steel music may be what Jimi Hendrix had in mind with his grand plan for ’electric sky church music.’ Part Robert Randolph, part Holmes Brothers, the Miami quintet sang the praises while whipping the crowd into a frenzy with hypnotic grooves, innovative pedal-steel/lead guitar interplay and funky rhythms.”

 

Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$25
Website:
https://www.thecrisp.ca/

Venue

Pender Island Community Hall
4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1 Canada
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Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$25
Website:
https://www.thecrisp.ca/

Venue

Pender Island Community Hall
4418 Bedwell Harbour Rd
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1 Canada
+ Google Map
View Venue Website