Northport NY – M.C. Records is proud to announce the signing of Sacred
Steel sensation, The Lee Boys. The band’s first release for the label will
be their first ever live recording. Mark Carpentieri, president of
M.C. Records said, “we are currently listening to various concerts the
band has performed recently and it’s very exciting, they are a
powerhouse live! Alvin Lee, founder of The Lee Boys said, “we are
thrilled to be with M.C. Records and looking forward to the release of the live album!” Look for a April release.
The Lee Boys have been bringing their joyful noise around world for over 10 years. The band has performed in Canada, Switzerland, France, and Thailand. In the U.S., The Lee Boys have played some of the most important Festivals in the U.S. including The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival twice, most recently this year. They have also performed at Memphis in May, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Telluride Blues and Brews, The Philadelphia Folk Festival and Merle Fest. The Lee Boys have performed on the syndicated radio programs, E-Town and Mountain Stage and the always fun, Jam in the Van.
| “Audience members danced in the aisles, jumped up and down and waved their arms to the mounting melody.” |
“The band’s dexterity with multiple genres is its strongest point; it combines folk, soul, funk, blues, country and gospel into upbeat, steel guitar-led performances that can’t help but inspire secular and sacred revelry.” Billboard
The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Chris Johnson (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Sacred steel is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations. A complete bio of the band can be found here: http://www.leeboys.com/biography/