Robert Randolph, Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/15/08. Photo by Dean Budnick.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band will release its first album since 2006 this June. We Walk This Road was produced by T Bone Burnett and features 11 new songs. Recorded at the Village Recorders and Electro Magnetic Studio, the album includes a number of familiar songs and familiar faces: “If I Had My Way” (featuring Ben Harper) and “Salvation” (featuring Leon Russell), as well as Prince’s “Walk Don’t Walk,” Bob Dylan’s “Shot Of Love,” (featuring Jim Keltner, who played drums on the original version) and John Lennon’s “I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier Mama” (featuring Doyle Bramhall II).

“T Bone and I drew a lot from the past while we were making this record, but I think it really is a record for these times,” Randolph said in a statement. “I think the fact that I, as a young guy who likes hip-hop and gospel, am reaching back into this rich history of American roots music will appeal to people who are fifteen, and people who are seventy-five years old. T Bone opened my eyes to great archival music. He’s a link between the past and the present.”

Randolph will spend time before Walk This Road is released on the road as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour. He will also appear at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Festival this summer

Experience Hendrix Tour

March 10-11 San Francisco, CA—Warfield
March 14 Denver, CO—Paramount Theatre
March 16 Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theatre
March 17 Minneapolis, MN—Orpheum Theatre
March 18 Chicago, IL—Chicago Theatre
March 20 St. Louis, MO—Fox Theatre
March 21 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre
March 23 Akron, OH—Civic Theatre
March 24 Montclair, NJ—Wellmont Theatre
March 25 Red Bank, NJ—Count Basie Theatre
March 27 Atlanta, GA—Fox Theatre

Other Randolph Dates

May 16 Wadmalaw Island, SC—First Flush Festival
June 13 Los Angeles, CA—Hollywood Bowl
June 26 Bridgeview, IL—Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival