The Campbell Brothers

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The Campbell Brothers at the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival

The Campbell Brothers are an American Sacred Steel gospel group from Rush, New York composed of three brothers and one son.

The ensemble features prominent pedal steel guitar and began as the house band for a House of God Keith Dominion congregation. The pedal steel player, Chuck, uses his own tuning schema.[1] The lap steel guitar was played by Chuck's brother, Darick Campbell.[2] They released several albums on blues label Arhoolie Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s before signing with Ropeadope Records, releasing Can You Feel It? in 2005. The album reached #26 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.[3] The group often features guest vocalists, including Denise Brown, Katie Jackson, and Malcolm Kirby.

Members[edit]

  • Chuck Campbell - pedal steel guitar
  • Phillip Campbell - electric guitar, bass
  • Carlton Campbell - drums
  • Darick Campbell (1966-May 2020[4][5][6]) - lap steel

Discography[edit]

  • Pass Me Not (Arhoolie Records, 1997)
  • Sacred Steel On Tour! (Arhoolie, 2001)
  • Sacred Steel for the Holidays (Arhoolie, 2001)
  • Can You Feel It? (Ropeadope Records, 2005)
  • Beyond The 4 Walls (APO Records, 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richie Unterberger, Campbell Brothers at AllMusic
  2. ^ McArdle, Terence (June 16, 2020). "Darick Campbell, gospel musician who upheld sacred steel tradition, dies at 53". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  3. ^ Billboard
  4. ^ Facebook > The Experience Hendrix Tour family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of lap-steel guitarist, Darick Campbell, our friend and brother. Darick was known for his striking performances as a member of The Slide Brothers. He brought that energy and spirit to the Experience Hendrix 2010 and 2012 Tours... Though living in Georgia, Darick regularly returned to his original home of New York to perform with his brothers as part of The Campbell Brothers group. (May 12, 2020)
  5. ^ wxxinews.org > Darick Campbell of Rochester's The Campbell Brothers dies (by Jeff Spevak; May 11, 2020)
  6. ^ soulbag.fr > Darick Campbell (1966-2020) (May 11, 2020)