Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—October 21, 2014. On Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m., Freedom Hall in Park Forest will welcome the critically acclaimed steel guitar legends The Slide Brothers to perform their unique blend of sacred steel, rock and blues. Musicians Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent are considered the greatest living musicians who embody the sacred steel tradition. The group will appear one night only at the Park Forest venue.
Sacred steel originated in the 1930s following the introduction of the steel guitar into church services by church musician Willie Eason. The steel guitar mimics the voices of the hymns, lifting the spirits of the congregation higher and higher. The high energy music has roots in gospel and blues, but the steel guitar gave it its own characteristic sound.
The Slide Brothers are best known for their rocking rendition of Blues standard The Sky is Crying, their jubilant performance of Fatboy Slim’s Praise You and their interpretation of Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ which was originally performed by the Allman Brothers. Their music is not limited to the sacred steel genre, they also fuse blues, rock and soul into the mix creating their own signature blend. The Slide Brothers were recently featured as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour, thrilling sold out audiences across the US and Canada with their interpretations of such Hendrix songs as Purple Haze and Foxey Lady. Their acclaimed performances have won fans who had never witnessed the -infectious appeal of the sacred steel.
Tickets are $28. Call 708-747-0580 or visit www.freedomhall.org. The performance takes place at Freedom Hall located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL 60466.