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Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Courtesy photo
Robert Randolph and The Family Band. Courtesy photo

By Victor Carno

Robert Randolph and the Family Band is dropping by the Coach House Thursday, Feb. 27 to showcase their latest album, Lickety Split, during their North American Tour.

Lickety Split is a great album, we really got back to our roots and were able to cover a few cool songs,” said Randolph.

Picking up one of the most complex and intricate of instruments at the age of 14, the lap guitar, Randolph recalls playing in church in a rock n’ roll gospel service. The familiarity Randolph has with his lap guitar is readily apparent when you see him rarely looking down at his fingers during a performance.

“Sometimes I don’t even know what notes I’m about to play, just because most of our songs are improvisational jams,” he said.

Randolph seems to fly under the radar, but he has worked with such acts as Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy on this latest album alone.

Before Robert and the gang take stage, come out and enjoy the two opening acts, Harlis Sweetwater and Ana Popovic.

Come out and see Robert Randolph and the Family Band at the Coach House, 33157 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, on Feb. 27. Doors open at 6p.m., show starts at 8p.m. Tickets are $35.

For tickets and dinner reservations, visit their website www.thecoachhouse.com or call 949.496.8930.

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