The Word Tickets
|The Word Tickets|
|The Word Alive|| Starland Ballroom
|The Word Alive|| Gramercy Theatre
New York, NY
Details of The Word and the Ticket Luck value
The famous instrumental gospel blues band, The Word is all set for a breathtaking performance in your town. Comprising of very talented members, including Robert Randolph on pedal steel guitar, John Medeski on keyboards, Luther Dickinson on electric guitar, Cody Dickinson on drums and Chris Chew on bass guitar, the members have been enthralling audiences for a long time. The band's catchy tunes and energetic shows have garnered a lot of critical acclaim over the years; that is the reason why concerts by this group are almost always open to a jam-packed arenas. So, if you want to hear their tunes live, grab The Word tickets for yourself and your friends and rock to the beats through the evening.
The Word was created because of the band members' mutual passion of gospel tunes as well as the tradition of the Sacred Steel. During the early years, two of the band members, Luther Dickinson and Chris Chew were particularly intrigued by the famous single, Without God from "Sacred Steel Live!" album. It was through this single that they discovered Robert Randolph and urged him to join their group. All in all, every band member had a keen interest in music and it was this fervor that encouraged them all to come together and produce the amazing tunes.
Although The Word is much like the other Sacred Steel bands, what sets it apart from others is perhaps a complete lack of vocals mixed with unusual singing and preaching. An important element of the music created in churches, this gave the band a unique edge. The band offers an eclectic mix of tunes by focusing its attention, both on the organ, and the electric piano, which is way more prominent in their music than in the conventional Sacred Steel tunes.
Not only this, another distinctive aspect of the band is that the drummer, Cody Dickinson, also makes use of electric washboard on some of the singles. Apart from all this, the band has gained a standing for its energetic and encouraging live shows. Typically, there is just one vocal microphone during their live concerts. Controlled by Randolph, who uses it to encourage the audience and also to occasionally add some spiritual exclamations between the songs, their live shows are always looked forward to.
The Word hit the music scene in 2001, with their self-titled debut album. Produced with Ropeadope Records, the album's single, Without God gained a lot of fame and became a milestone track of the band's career. Other traditional gospel tunes written by the group members were also highly appreciated by the audience. One of the most unexpected releases of 2001, this gospel group entered the music industry with a bang. Its combination of blues, rock, funk and soul adds a unique groove to their music.
Many of the songs from the album are inspired from Sacred Steel music as well as of stuff from public libraries. Some of the albums best tracks include, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning, At The Cross, I Shall Not Be Moved, Without God as well as I'll Fly Away. You will find yourself rolling from salvation to sin and back again with the band's powerful lyrics and music. The band members' performance will surely entertain you to the fullest and make you dance till your feet are sore.
The success of their first album led to the band members' extensive touring in 2002, late 2007 and early 2008. From playing at the Bonnaroo Festival in 2005 and 2012, to performing at the Jam Cruise in 2010, the band has given many amazing performances to their fans. On yet another one of their tours, the band is hitting your town. If you're a fan of gospel tunes and want to hear them live, you're at the right place. Grab The Word tickets now and see this hit band perform live in front of you.