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ROOSEVELT COLLIER (USA)

novedad-3 Gira europea en Mayo, Junio, Octubre y Noviembre 2020. “Womex selection 2019”

Su esperado álbum debut “Exit 16” como lider se presenta como una increíble mezcla de blues, gospel, rock y funk..

El maestro de «Sacred Steel», Roosevelt Collier, comenzó a tocar en la Iglesia House of God en Perrine, Florida, junto a sus tíos y primos en la banda The Lee Boys, aprendiendo a jugar con el espíritu desde una edad temprana.
WOMEX_selectionThe Lee Boys se convirtieron en una de las bandas más influyentes de Sacred Steel, y giraron  con artistas importantes por todo Estados Unidos convirtiéndose en los favoritos de los festivales.

En 2017, Michael League de Snarky Puppy (ganador de 3 Grammy) invitó a Roosevelt a participar en su proyecto internacional, Bokanté, y al año siguiente, en 2018,  lanzó su esperado álbum debut como líder de la banda, Exit 16, que presenta una increíble mezcla de blues, gospel, rock y funk, todo elaborado por el productor Michael League.

Con su banda ha logrando que el público se rinda a sus pies por todo Estados Unidos y Europa.

Formación:

Emanual Roosevelt Collier – leader, pedal steel guitar
Harry Thomas Ong – bajo
Aaron Keith Buckingham – bateria
Thomas Yale Shugart – teclados

MENCIONES – Roosevelt Collier

“Simply put — Roosevelt Collier is a Bad Bad Mother Fucker!”  – Quincy Jones

“Roosevelt Collier is the Gospel Jimi Hendrix” – Eric Gales.

“Roosevelt’s musicality is like the best New Orleans gumbo – taking bits and pieces of all the best things and cooking it up into something magical”  – David Shaw – The Revivalists.

“Not content to play predictable blues changes, Collier keeps looking for the unexpected note, the unexpected chord—and when he finds it, he twists it with wah-wah and similar effects.-Paste

«Some nasty, mean-ass funky business…These seven tracks (three more on the digital) scream and grind and kick and bite.” –Relix

«Transcendent talent» –Guitar World

His talent on the steel guitar is immeasurable and best experienced live. His most recent album, 2018’s Exit 16, is a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock, and, in his words, “dirty funk swampy grime.» Sounds like a true Floridian. -Miami New Times

“Roosevelt Collier is simultaneously the past, present and future of the Pedal Steel Guitar» -Mojo Magazine

Exit 16 is a fantastic and long overdue debut album, with Roosevelt Collier demonstrating his technique and artistry on pedal and lap steel guitars through a genre-bending, mind-expanding explosion of sound” -Black Grooves

«Trying to categorize Collier’s music is hopeless. Beginning with the sacred steel tradition, he is equally adept at blues, rock, soul, R&B, and funk. Grateful Dead, Michael Jackson, and Jimi Hendrix are all part of his arsenal. And his work with Bokanté has expanded his horizons even further.” -Festival News Magazine

«During the previous edition of North Sea Jazz, Bokanté’s Roosevelt Collier drew our attention with his on conventional shredding on the lap steel. This year, he again convinces with his combination of blues rock, funk and the Sacred Steel gospel tradition from the American churches.” – FactMag.com (Amsterdam)

«Roosevelt is a man full of warmth and love.  But when he touches his steel guitar he becomes a lion, releasing a psychedelic church vibe quite unlike anything we’ve ever heard in this musical jungle” – Das Spiegel – Germany -Gitarist Magazine – Italy

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LINKS DE PRENSA  – Roosevelt Collier                                                    

Q&A with virtuoso pedal steel guitar player Roosevelt Collier ahead of his set at the Peoria Blues Festival — Aug 29, 2018, Journal Star
http://www.pjstar.com/entertainmentlife/20180829/qampa-with-virtuoso-pedal-steel-guitar-player-roosevelt-collier-ahead-of-his-set-at-peoria-blues-festival

Roosevelt Collier Funks Up Dunedin Brewery (Again!) — Aug 31, Music Fest News

https://www.musicfestnews.com/2018/08/roosevelt-collier-funks-up-dunedin-brewery-again

These Four Bands Are Keeping the South Florida Jam Scene Alive —  August 16, 2018, Miami New Times
https://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/the-best-south-florida-jam-bands-heavy-pets-unlimited-devotion-roosevelt-collier-and-others-10634938

Album Review “Exit 16” by Roosevelt Collier — April 6, 2018, The Lawrentian
https://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1012507

Review: Roosevelt Collier “Exit 16 — April 6, 2018, Relix Magazine
https://www.relix.com/reviews/detail/roosevelt_collier_exit_16

Watch Pedal Steel Guitar Ace Roosevelt Collier Channel Jimi Hendrix on «Spike» — March 8, 2018, Guitar World
https://www.guitarworld.com/artists/watch-pedal-steel-guitar-ace-roosevelt-collier-channel-jimi-hendrix-on-spike

EXCLUSIVE: Roosevelt Collier Announces Debut Solo LP “Exit 16”, Shares Title Track With Michael League — January 18, 2018, LiveForLiveMusic.com
https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/exclusives/roosevelt-collier-exit16/

Brooklyn Comes Alive Brings Artists and Fans Together to Share Once-in-a-Lifetime Musical Experiences — Oct 1, 2017, MusicFest News
http://www.musicfestnews.com/2017/10/01/brooklyn-comes-alive-brings-artists-and-fans-together-to-share-once-in-a-lifetime-musical-experiences/

Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier To Release LP — June 6, 2017, Grateful Web
http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/andy-hall-roosevelt-collier-release-lp

Roosevelt Collier Is Keeping The Blues Alive In Miami — July 9, 2015, Miami New Times
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/roosevelt-collier-is-keeping-the-blues-alive-in-miami-7732497

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MATERIAL PROMOCIONAL  & LINKS

One Sheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_IcSo183kEfdndxdjBZQXVlc0U

Quotes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iSwDzD9QqSbEod3qgLuZJ-iM4VJmJNim1C2jC8aUEaw

Press links: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LAcony4IHXJklde1iOgn4YKoRCoyMnJvpTY0n_s1dok

-Spike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_8JZL1lBmw

-Exit 16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8jyKnLLXPc

-Supernatural https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nalfI4P-bkg

-Happy Feet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGNcG2LmEQk&t

Website | http://www.rooseveltcollier.com

MWI Artist Link: http://www.musicworksinternational.com/roster/roosevelt-collier

Facebook* | https://www.facebook.com/RooseveltCollier

Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/rooseveltColliermusic

 

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