Robert Randolph has contributed much to the advancement of the pedal steel guitar over the years. More specifically, he is rooted in Sacred Steel, a style of blues gospel using the pedal steel. He brought together a band of musicians influential to him over the years to record their first ever album and called the group The Slide Brothers. Calvin Cooke, Aubrey Ghent, Chuck Campbell, and Darick Campbell bring a different spin to a variety of blues and rock songs. They start with Gregg Allman’s “Don’t Keep Me Wondering”, with well layered steel guitars bringing the song alive. With “My Sweet Lord”, they take a spiritual song from George Harrison and put their own unique spin on it. Shemieka Copeland lends a hand on Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” to create a roots version of a song that began as the opposite of roots. All in all, they re-imagine a variety of songs you would never think of. Their ability to put a gospel spin on any song is incredible and surely fulfills the original goals Robert Randolph had recording the band. Thankfully he knows the importance of saving such culturally important music like Sacred Steel and will keep it alive with great records like The Slide Brothers.