The Lee Boys - Live On The East Coast
M.C. Records is proud to announce the signing of Sacred Steel sensation, The Lee Boys. The band's first recording for the label, Live On The East Coast will be released on April 19 worldwide. This marks the bands first release since 2012's Testify. This album presents live performances recorded at three 2018 concerts: Rives Theater, Martinsville Virginia, Suwannee Roots Festival in Live Oak Florida and Allan Laws "Thanksgathering" in Winston Salem North Carolina. Throughout Live On The East Coast you'll hear the band's unique gumbo of soul, funk, blues and R&B. Several songs have never appeared on any previous Lee Boys' release.
You can also buy digitally via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-on-the-east-coast/1453549200
"Lee Boys may be the most energetic and expansive of the groups in the genre. They will undoubtedly move you—it’s impossible to sit still." Elmore Magazine
"The album more than blurs the line between the sacred and the secular—it erases it altogether." Journal of Gospel Music
The Lee Boys unique sound has attracted musical artists such as Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Los Lobos, Michelle Shocked, Gov’t Mule, Derek Trucks Band w/ Susan Tedeschi, The North Mississippi Allstars, Hill Country Revue, Umphrey’s McGee, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Oteil & Kofi Burbridge, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Toubab Krewe, Victor Wooten, The Del McCoury Band and The Travelin’ McCourys- all of whom have played with the Lee Boys and/or invited them to tour with them.
Today, the Lee Boys band is Alvin Lee; guitar, backup vocal and band leader; Keith Lee, lead vocal; Derrick Lee, lead vocal; their nephew Alvin “Little Al” Cordy, Jr., six-string bass, lead and backup vocal; nephew Earl “Big Easy” Walker, drums; and Chris Johnson, pedal-steel guitar. Born into a family of Pentecostal church musicians and thoroughly familiar with House of God music, Alvin is dedicated to continuing the Lee Boys reputation of playing eclectic, soulful music that incorporates elements of rock, country, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, funk and more—always with that unmistakable Lee Boys sound. http://www.leeboys.com/biography/