Artist of the day: The Lee Boys
You’ve probably seen the Lee Boys at one festival or another somewhere in Tampa Bay. All that festival love adds up; the Lee Boys, who are based in Orlando and Miami, are now one of the Sunshine State’s most popular musical exports.
Brothers Alvin, Derrick and Keith Lee, along with nephews Roosevelt Collier, Alvin Corty Jr. and Earl Walker, have been making music since childhood in Perrine. The group has played around the world with artists like Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Blind Boys of Alabama and the Roots. In October, the Lee Boys released Testify, their latest collection of “sacred steel” songs. The label encompasses everything from gospel to jazz to blues to funk, but it’s appealing to jam-band fans as well (it was released on Evil Teen, a label co-owned by Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band).
On Friday, the Lee Boys will hold a local CD release show at Skipper’s Smokehouse in Tampa. Tickets are $10-$13. Click here.