More than 60 years ago, the pedal-steel guitar came along to add a tart electric twang to the music-driven Pentecostal church ceremonies in Florida’s House of God. A terrific series of Arhoolie albums have documented the phenomenon, but Rochester’s Campbell Brothers are among the few guitarists to present this beatific gospel innovation outside the fold. The Campbells kick off Lincoln Center’s annual White Light Festival with tonight’s free performance.
Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013