Don’t worry if you missed Aurelia Nelson’s wonderful interview, on her show Curtain Up, with Calvin Cooke (the B.B. King of gospel steel guitar) on Sunday at 9am (like we did because we were at Joey’s surprise birthday Mug Up).
You can listen to the whole thing right here.
Calvin tells the fascinating story of the birth Sacred Steel and how he blends its unique sound with blues and classic rock on The Slide Brothers’ latest CD and live in concert.
You can see Calvin and his band tomorrow night right down the road at The Larcom Theatre in Beverly. This is rare chance to see the greatest living masters of steel guitar (the people who taught Robert Randolph how to play) close up and close to home. Local virtuoso Michael Thomas Doyle (who played with Robert Randolph, while at Berklee) opens the show.
Good seats in the historic Larcom Theatre’s fully restored horseshoe balcony are still available (get them here).