Slide Brothers to play Railyard next month

2014-05-12T11:45:00Z 2014-05-14T14:24:15Z Slide Brothers to play Railyard next month The Billings Gazette

The joyous music of the Slide Brothers is coming to the Railyard Ale House on June 27.

The 21-plus show starts at 9 p.m. and the doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 the day of the show. They go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Tickets are available at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (2911 Thirrd Ave. N. in downtown Billings; open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Ernie November Records, or by calling 866-300-8300.

These artists create music that extends far beyond sacred steel to encompass blues, rock and soul all celebrated with a sound that is uniquely their own.

The group features Aubrey Ghent, Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell, Daric Bennett and Levi Bennett.

The pedal steel guitar was introduced to church services by Willie Eason in the 1930s. His single-string passages, which imitated the African-American singing and shouting voices, remain the signature sound of the Keith Dominion steel guitar style.

The goal of a skilled steel player in church is to use the guitar to mimic voices, to “sing” lines of the hymns and to provide praise music that pushes the congregation closer to feeling the Holy Spirit. This church-bred style of high-energy electrified slide remains today an integral part of the worship service wherever the faithful gather.

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