Supergroup The Word
was formed in the early '00s by keyboardist John Medeski, pedal steel guitarist Robert
Randolph and Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew of the North Mississippi
Allstars to pay homage to gospel music and the Sacred Steel tradition. The group has
sporadically ever since, with their last appearances taking place at Mountain Jam and
Bonnaroo in 2012. Next up for The Word will be a pair of visits to venues owned by
Relix/Jambands.com publisher Peter Shapiro - Brooklyn Bowl on February 11 and The Capitol
Theatre on February 12.
As per Jambands.com's announcement, bassist Chris Chew will not take part in
February's shows. Many NMAS fans have been saddened by Chew's disappearance from the band
and we're disappointed to see he won't be performing with The Word. We are excited to see
guitarist Eric Krasno will join The Word at The Cap.
Tickets for the Capitol Theatre show in Port Chester, NY go on sale January 17 at noon,
while Brooklyn Bowl ducats will be available the following day at noon.
[via Peter Shapiro's Jambands.com]
[Published on: 1/10/14]