The Lee Boys is a world-famous family band of six Perrine natives who all went to Miami Killian Senior High School.
It's three brothers -- rhythm guitar man Alvin, and singers Derrick and Keith -- alongside three nephews -- pedal steel guitar player Roosevelt Collier, bassist Alvin Cordy Jr., and drummer Earl Walker -- all playing an updated, Miami-style version of Sacred Steel music strongly influenced by funk, soul, blues, rock, and R&B.
"We throw that Miami flavor, that Latino flavor in there and we really enjoy the music," explains Alvin. "But it's infused with a lot of rhythm & blues and funk. This was a tradition passed down by our father. My father was taught by his uncle, and we taught our nephews. It's like a generational thing."
For the past nine years, the Lee Boys band has toured the world, playing 120 shows a year and sharing the stage with Little Richard, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and the Allman Brothers. But this Friday night, the family's gonna turn out the party at the Stage.
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Let it be known: feet will stomp, bass will thump, hips will shake. Just like Alvin says: "It's not sitting music."
The Lee Boys. Friday, April 8. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. Call 305-576-9577 or visit facebook.com/thestagemiami.