September 14, 2005
Director of Media Relations
AMHERST, Mass.—The Campbell Brothers will present a performance of sacred steel gospel music at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Friedmann Room (formerly the Front Room) in the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College. A pre-concert discussion with the Campbell Brothers will be take place in the McCormick Room at 4 p.m. The concert and discussion are free and open to the public.
A reviewer in the alternative Denver newspaper WestWord wrote, "The Campbells create a unique, steel-guitar-driven gospel music called "sacred steel" that's every bit as earth-shattering as [blues legend Robert] Johnson's music was in the '30s. It's a soul-stirring blend of gospel and the power and volume of electric blues and rock, a sound as hot as brimstone that kicks holy butt. It's also shredding perceptions of country's signature instrument and the limitations of church music." Committed to their musical roots in the House of God Church and to an active performance schedule that takes them across the globe, The Campbell Brothers promise an exhilarating experience of sacred steel gospel.
The Campbell Brothers will appear as part of the Global Sound Project, a beneficiary of a President's Initiative Fund at Amherst College.