This was the last SMA Music in the Zoo show for 2015. Robert Randolph & the Family Band & Ben Miller played to a warm night & anxious fans. If you are not familiar with Robert his signature pedal steel guitar sounds more like Jimmy Hendrix than the twang of country western. His gospel influence started when he spent countless hours praying & practicing in the House of God Church in New Jersey. In an NPR interview he talked about “sacred steel” this was the pedal steel guitar used in early gospel music.
Robert Randolph at the Zoo
About the Author: Mike Wurm
I’ve worked in healthcare media production for over 20 years. My images of patients & providers is a window to their world often captured at a vulnerable time. As a senior producer, I’ve experienced the insane, delightful but always educational challenges in creating images and stories.