The Lee Boys | 01.25 | Chicago

Images by: Zach Mahone

The Lee Boys
01.25.08 :: House of Blues :: Chicago, IL

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hnkscrpio Tue 2/5/2008 01:41PM
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Where are the words?

SnapHappy Tue 2/5/2008 01:59PM
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A picture is worth a thousand words!

cam0083 starstarstar Wed 2/6/2008 10:34AM
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These guys are amazing!!! Saw them at 10K last summer and again in Minneapolis a week ago. One of the most underrated shows out there today. The pedal steel guitar is the obvious center point for the band but their bass player is unreal. Wish there was a review with this but the pics are great.

gibsonguy87 starstarstar Wed 2/6/2008 12:08PM
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They are playing summer camp 08 can't wait to check them out

Ching starstarstarstarstar Thu 2/7/2008 12:42AM
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GREAT band...and lovely people.

This is the Lee Boys YOUTUBE page

Zach starstarstarstarstar Sat 3/1/2008 08:37PM
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Here is a review I wrote to go with the pics, But it aparently wasn't good enough to be posted...

Despite the blistering cold the Lee Boys heated it up in the House of Blues, Chicago. In addition to their hip shaken southern soulful blues, gospel jams, and electrifying slide guitar, they blended the unexpected but very recognizable licks from a smorgasbord of genres and artists such as Michael Jackson, Prince, Ozzy Osborne, and Eminem. The Lee Boys even got the crowd grooving to the funky gospel song "When the Saints Go Marching In" early on in the opening set.

The cozy confines of the House of Blues might have only been able to house about a hundred people or so but that didn't stop the Lee boys from rocking the house with a unique sound that rivaled other outdoor venues. The seven string base of Alvin Lee was intrepid but no one can deny that Roosevelt Carter's petal steel pulled it all together as the defining sound of the Lee Boy's show.

In the absence of Keith Lee's unforgettable passion and presence, Derrik Lee, who said he was exhausted in between sets, did a wonderful job of keeping the crowds energy pumping all the way until the very last note was played.

Roosevelt Carter had one hell of a second set on the petal steel, due to a broken string and the loss of his only pick. However, he took it in stride with out showing any difficulties at all to the blissful crowd.

For the finale The Lee Boys invited Tyrone Stevens onto the stage, to wail on the harmonica. Together the Lee Boys and Tyrone brought it home with soulful blues jam that seemed to last forever.

The Lee Boys are hopeful that this will be the year that will take it to the next level as they are scheduled to perform at a number of huge venues such as Bonnaroo, Langerado, and Jazz Fest.