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Roosevelt Collier

Concert: The Lee Boys at the Mint

The concert at the Mint ( 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 ( 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. [...]