A distinct and spirited family of six, The Lee Boys, cruise over to Elm Street Cultural Arts Village’s Lantern Series on June 22. The ninth installment in the inaugural outdoor concert series displays a unique form of gospel music combined with a hard-driving, blues-based beat.
Labeled as one of America’s finest “sacred steel” ensembles, it is no surprise “their energy and passion are contagious” and “they will undoubtedly move you, it’s impossible to sit still,” Elmore Magazine printed. Their drive for spirited music and the Gospel binds this family of six. The band includes Alvin Lee on the guitar, vocals by Derrick Lee and Keith Lee, along with their nephews, Alvin Cordy Jr. playing the 7-string bass, Earl Walker on the drums, and pedal steel player Roosevelt Collier.
Each member began training and making music around the age of 7 in the House of God Church in Perrine, Florida. Hailing from Miami, The Lee Boys have traveled to festivals throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia to bring their sound to more than 750,000 music fans. They have collaborated with artists such as the Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King, Black Crowes, John Legend and The Roots. More so, a dynamic performance at Bonnaroo in 2008 led The Lee Boys to NBC’s “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and to be the subject of a Florida PBS documentary.
“They’re a fun, electrifying band that explores the relationship between religion and music,” said Brian Gamel, Elm Street’s Production Manager. “They want to involve the audience and utilize their music to improve the lives of others. They want to make sure the audience is having as great of a time as they are.”
In May the group released a live album with M.C. Records, a label nominated for multiple Grammys. The Saturday audience can expect fresh tracks and a fun atmosphere.
The outdoor concert is a one-night engagement at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Elm Street Event Green, 111 Elm St. The Lee Boys Concert is appropriate for all ages to attend. Families, friends, and co-workers alike will enjoy a musical experience that features a sound like no other in the area. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks (no outside alcohol) and decorate their tables. Reformation beer and a variety of wines will be available for purchase.
Tickets are on sale now at bit.ly/leeboys-tix-tribune
Tables and seats are available at varying levels including VIP Table (seats 8), Premier Table (seats 6), Reserved Table (seats 6), Reserved Gold Seat and General Admission Lawn (bring your own chair/blanket).
Call 678-494-4251 for more information.