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Center for the Arts Presents Gospel Funk Group the Campbell Brothers
Gospel meets steel guitar as the Campbell Brothers take the stage at Smothers Theatre Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m.
The Campbell Brothers will present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing, and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before.
Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell (2004 National Heritage Fellowship recipient) and his lap-steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest in this tradition. Rounding out the band, which has been playing together for nearly two decades, is a high-energy rhythm section featuring brother Phil Campbell on electric guitar, his son Carlton on drums, and bassist Daric Bennett. Classic, gutsy gospel vocals by Denise Brown bring the ensemble to a level of energy and expression that defies description.
The Campbell Brothers' awards and honors include Best U.S. Gospel Instrumentalists of the Year at the fourth annual Real Blues Awards in 1997, Best Gospel Album at the AFIM Indie Awards in 2002, and a National Heritage Fellowship presented to Chuck Campbell in 2004 by the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, visit the Center for the Arts Web site.