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.
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.
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