Roosevelt Collier Trio


Roosevelt Collier Short Bio:
Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the "sacred steel" tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances.Seated front and center, "The Dr." leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel.

At festivals, he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté - a "World Music All-Star Band" created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien.

As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous "get-downs" featuring a mixture of "superstars and church folk", his own "Jimi Hendrix Experiment"-style all-star trio, and in 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League.

Rosevelt Collier is a Bad Bad Mother Fucker!” - Quincy Jones

“Roosevelt Collier is the Gospel Jimmy Hendrix” - Eric Gales.

“Roosevelt’s musicality is like the best New Orleans gumbo - taking bits and pieces of all the best things and cooking it up into something magical” - David Shaw - The Revivalists.

“Not content to play predictable blues changes, Collier keeps looking for the unexpected note, the unexpected chord—and when he finds it, he twists it with wah-wah and similar effects.


"Some nasty, mean-ass funky business...These seven tracks (three more on the digital) scream and grind and kick and bite.”


"Transcendent talent"

-Guitar World

His talent on the steel guitar is immeasurable and best experienced live. His most recent album, 2018's Exit 16, is a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock, and, in his words, “dirty funk swampy grime." Sounds like a true Floridian.
-Miami New Times

“Roosevelt Collier is simultaneously the past, present and future of the Pedal Steel Guitar"
-Mojo Magazine
Exit 16 is a fantastic and long overdue debut album, with Roosevelt Collier demonstrating his technique and artistry on pedal and lap steel guitars through a genre-bending, mind-expanding explosion of sound”

-Black Grooves

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