Robert Randolph, Campbell Brothers, and Sacred Steel

Robert Randolph (pictured) and The Campbell Brothers are a part of a musical style called “sacred steel*”. Born out of the House of God (Which Is the Church of the Living God the Pillar and Ground of the Truth Without Controversy) denomination (I kid you not), it leans heavily on the use of the pedal steel guitar in church services instead of an organ.

Watch Robert Randolph getting funky with I Need More Love and a short clip of Purple Haze or The Campbell Brothers makin’ church folk dance here and here.

*Sacred Steel is also German metal band.

Photo via the unstoppably amazing Danny Clinch