Artists

The Campbell Brothers

This quartet of siblings has been rocking their steel guitar sound on the gospel and blues circuit since 1997. This tradition emerges from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for over 60 years it has been an integral part of worship and a vital, if little known, American tradition. As the music moves from sanctuary to concert hall—the Campbell Brothers have performed at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, SFJazz Center, North Sea Jazz Festival, and Symphony Space—secular audiences are now able to appreciate a performance both devoted and rocking.

The Campbell Brothers’ unique sound is 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. Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest in this tradition. Rounding out the band is a high-energy rhythm section featuring brother Phil Campbell on electric guitar and his son Carlton on drums. Katie Jackson's classic, gutsy gospel vocals bring the ensemble to a level of energy and expression that defies description.

Campbell Brothers