LEE BOYS TO RELEASE TESTIFY
ON EVIL TEEN OCTOBER 23, 2012
Lee Boys, one of America's finest "sacred steel" ensembles, will release their third studio effort, Testify, on October 23, 2012, on the Evil Teen, a record label co-owned by Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Bros. Band).
This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). "Sacred steel" is a type of music rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and African music driven by the pedal steel guitar.
Testify features 11 tracks of new songs along with fan favorites from their live show. Stellar production, expanded instrumentation, and a slew of special guests result in a captivating mix of gospel, rock and R&B that will surely appeal to the most discerning music fan. Guest players include: Warren Haynes on vocals and lead guitar; Jimmy Herring on lead guitar; female vocalist Gia Wyre; Matt Slocum on organ, piano, and keyboards; Nate Worth on percussion; and producer/engineer/mixer Matt Grondin on electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals. Horns were arranged by Mark Mullins.
Testify was recorded primarily at Dockside Studio in Maurice, LA, with additional recording at The Music Shed, City of Progress, Carriage House Studios, Tree Sound Studios, Rastrophonics Studios, and The Parlor Recording Studio.
In their family tradition of keeping the road hot, Lee Boys will tour extensively behind the new release. The itinerary is as follows:
Aug 31 Da Vinci Deland, FL
Sept 1 Beachside Tavern New Smyrna Beach, FL
Sept 14 Taos Center for the Arts Taos, NM
Sept 15 Telluride Blues Festival Telluride, CO
Sept 28 Blue Nile New Orleans, LA
Sept 29 Fiesta Seafood Festival Pensacola, FL
Oct 4 Albino Skunk Festival Greer, SC
Oct 6 Roswell Concert Series Roswell, GA
Oct 19 Funky Biscuit Baton Raton, FL
Oct 20-21 Magnolia Music Festival Live Oak, FL
Jan 20-27 Legendary Blues Cruise Ft Lauderdale, FL
2. Going to Glory
3. I'm Not Tired
4. So Much To Live For
5. Always By My Side
8. Wade In The Water
9. Praise You
10. Feel The Music
11. We Need To Hear From You
"I'm Not Tired" w/ Warren Haynes on Vocals & Lead Guitar
"Always By My Side" w/ Jimmy Herring on Guitar
"Testify" w/ Jimmy Herring on Guitar
"Praise You" w/ Warren Haynes on Guitar
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