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Roosevelt Collier

Concert: The Lee Boys at the Mint

The concert at the Mint (www.themintla.com/) on October 7, 2010, was almost a religious experience. Not just because the musicians were so good, but because the style they played was a unique form of gospel infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, and country. “Sacred Steel” is a musical style, and an African-American gospel tradition that developed in House of God churches in the 1930's. The Lee Boys (www.leeboys.com) brought their version of the music to Los Angeles for the first time. They should come back often because the show was inspirational, extremely danceable, and a load of fun. [...]