• calvin cooke
  • darick campbell
  • chuck campbell
  • aubrey ghent

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“Like their mentor Robert Randolph, The Slide Brothers may have started out in the sacred steel tradition, but this debut is likely to frighten the bejesus out of the church elders. While gospel is most assuredly at the root of this 11-songer, the quartet—Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent—find as much comfort in the blues of Elmore James and the rock of The Allman Brothers Band and George Harrison as they do from the spirituals…‘Praise You,’ featuring a wailing Shemekia Copeland vocal, is powered by battling, screaming twin guitars that would have done Duane and Dickey (or Derek and Warren) proud.”

“Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers is a musically searing, uplifting collection of 11 songs coated with the unmistakable whine of the steel guitar and monstrous riffs from the collective…an album filled with gems.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“On the new album, the Slide Brothers, who were inspired by Robert Randolph to emerge beyond their positions within the Sacred Steel community, tackle rock, funk and blues with a ferocity that will startle fans of Duane Allman, Derek Trucks and Muddy Waters.”
Guitar World

“Primarily, this set highlights [Randolph’s] fire forebears in sacred steel playing who rip through versions of George Harrison and Allman Brothers Band alongside a sampling of spirituals, including a hot instrumental take on ‘Wade in the Water.’”

“Though Robert Randolph will start out 2013 on tour with The Family Band, come February, his focus will shift to The Slide Brothers. Along with Robert Randolph, The Slide Brothers consists of Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell, and Aubrey Ghent. These musicians were raised worshiping and performing in The Church of the Living God. Their debut album, Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers, is set for release on February 19, 2013 and includes both religious and secular tracks. The tracks range from the spiritual ‘Wade in the Water’ to the Allman Brother’s ‘Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’.’ The band will embark on a short tour in support of the album.”

“Robert Randolph knows his way around a slippery steel guitar. So it’s a good sign that he endorsed the Slide Brothers. They delve deeply into the instrument’s main muse: the stomping blues.”
NY Daily News

“At last, the talents of The Slide Brothers are set free.”

“Regardless of one’s spiritual perspective, the fervent devotion these men feel is inspiring to witness… The Slide Brothers follow Robert Randolph through the door he kicked down to bring this style of music to a wider audience. The sound of spirit is alive on this record and that is a rare and wonderful thing to behold.”
Blinded By Sound

“If you’re a newcomer to sacred steel, use this as a starting point to go back and investigate Ghent, Cooke and the Campbell’s back catalogs. If you’re already a fan, put this one into the front of your hymnbook. It’ll quickly become a daily habit you won’t want to break.”
No Depression

“The key players, being spiritually committed member of The House of God Church, have not always been comfortable taking credit as blues innovators, but they transparently are that…”
Engine 145

“The first studio album by pedal steel icons the Slide Brothers incorporates the sacred steel tradition in gospel music with rock, funk, and blues. The quartet and like-minded co-producers John McDermott and Robert Randolph — the pedal steel guitarist and leader of the Family Band — embrace the philosophy that traditional gospel and secular music should not be divided but celebrated…No matter what categorization this music is relegated to, it doesn’t change the genuine celebratory nature the Slide Brothers bring to the listener.”
All Music

“…an electrifying blend of secular and spiritual…”

“Sacred steel guitarist Robert Randolph has gathered together the leading players of the genre for a recent recording, paying tribute to the past, and covering tunes outside the cannon. The Slide Brothers are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent, each of whom was raised worshiping and performing in the church. Inspired by Randolph to finally emerge beyond their respected positions within the sacred steel community, the Slide Brothers tackle rock, funk and even the deepest blues with a ferocity that will startle fans of Duane Allman, Derek Trucks and even Muddy Waters.”
No Depression

“A treat for those in the know, and an ear-opener for anyone who’s avoided the call up till now.” ***1/2
Oakland Press

“Wanting to share the sounds and story of sacred steel with the world, Randolph’s latest project features his mentors from the church, including legendary players Calvin Cooke, Darick Campbell, Chuck Campbell and Aubrey Ghent. On their new release, Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers, music that has been 80 years in the making and previously only found within the walls of The Church of the Living God is now available to the secular public”
Good Times (Santa Cruz)

“By even the most conservative estimates, these cats are the cream of the crop. Album opener ‘Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’’ – penned by Gregg Allman – certainly puts that claim on a mighty pedestal. The energy, the solos, the verve: Everything is kaleidoscopic… You’ll be hard pressed not to just start groovin’ at your desk, in your car, in the pew or wherever you happen to be. Hopefully we’ll be seeing much more from these guys going forward.”
Cleveland Scene

“The virtuoso musicianship is amazing…breathtaking.”
Desert Star Weekly

“…from Sunday morning-style glory to outer space funk. Hallelujah for the Slide Brothers.”

“Even if it takes a minute to realize where all this energy is aimed—straight up to heaven—half the fun is enjoying the ride while the other half is holding on for dear life. Say amen, somebody, quick.”
Morton Report

“Standouts include ‘Sunday School Blues,’ ‘Don’t Keep MeWonderin’,’ ‘It Hurts Me Too,’ ‘The Sky’s Crying,’ a different take on George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord,’ and the killer instrumental ‘Wade In The Water’ that’s worth the price of the CD alone.”
Times Milwaukee

“…utterly righteous.”
Rochester City Newspaper

“This new CD is a fiery mixture of the sacred and secular, ranging from an Elmore James blues, a guest gospel vocal from Shemekia Copeland, to this sprightly tune, which seems to present a rather secular view of the afterlife.”
The Blues Mobile

“The Slide Brother’s Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers is a masterwork of a debut album. The sacred steel tradition has been brought into the mainstream after decades of staying in church communities and music lovers of the world owe it to themselves to check out The Slide Brothers.” ****1/2