Robert Randolph & The Family Band rang in the New Year in Chicago to a sold out House of Blues.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band performed at the House of Blues in Chicago on New Year's Eve

The House of Blues, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, has had a wide variety of incredible bands play the venue during the 2010 concert season.  The House of Blues hit the nail on the head in selecting Robert Randolph and the Family Band to host the midnight countdown to close out 2010 and ring in the New Year.  Robert Randolph & The Family Band, known for their up-tempo, high-energy driven performances, would be the perfect band to entertain the sold out crowd that filled the House of Blues on December 31, 2010.  Not only did the crowd get to dance the night away with the pedal steel guitar stylings of Robert Randolph, they were warmed up for the evenings festivities by sets from two solid power trios.  The North Mississippi All-Stars, consisting of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson and Chris Chew, played the slot just before Robert Randolph and delivered a blistering set of their distinct Southern rock-n-roll sound. Chicago’s own The Steepwater Band warmed up the crowd with their music to begin the evening.  As the North Mississippi All-Stars finished their set, the crowd energy was growing as time grew shorter in the quickly approaching midnight hour.  With just about 15 minutes before the New Year, Robert Randolph & The Family Band took the stage to a huge crowd reaction.  As Robert Randolph, Marcus Randolph, Danyel Morgan, Lenesha Randolph, Adam Smirnoff, and Brett Andrew Haas started into the first notes of the evening, the smiles on each band members face gave the audience all they needed to be stirred into a frenzy.  As the band continued to play and the time left in 2010 started to come to a close, Robert Randolph would stop playing and grab his drink and address the crowd.  Robert thanked the crowd for spending New Year’s Eve with the band, and also praised his crew for a successful 2010.  As the time left in 2010 reached 10 seconds, Robert counted down with the crowd with his drink held high to toast the fans.  Midnight came with everyone’s drinks held high, kisses were exchanged, hugs were given, toasts were made, and the balloons were dropped.  As the balloons fell, Robert Randolph and the Family Band would continue playing into the early morning hours.  The band delivered a blistering set of their signature sound that took the crowd on a rocket ride into 2011.

The Noble Visions is proud to offer a look into this New Year’s Eve show.  We would like to thank everyone involved with Robert Randolph & The Family Band for their generosity and compassion for our dedication to delivering our readers with the highest quality documentation of composers and performers of influential music that dominates today’s music scene.  The Noble Visions would like to wish our readers and everyone we have had the honor of working with in 2010, the best wishes in the New Year!

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Robert Randolph and The Family Band – 2010-12-31 – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL

Set I:  I’m Not Listening > Maggie’s Farm > Good Time (3 Stroke) > NYE Countdown > Auld Lang Syne / Balloons, ? , ? , Shake Your Hips*, ? , Thriller Jam, I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier#, If I Had My Way, Blackwater@, > , Voodoo Chile

Encore: Walk Don’t Walk > ?

* w/ women from the audience dancing on stage
#w/ Luther Dickinson(North Mississippi Allstars) on guitar
@ w/ members of the audience on stage and guest on electric guitar

Robert Randolph on New Year’s Eve at the House of Blues in Chicago

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Robert Randolph

Danyel Morgan

Robert Randolph at the House of Blues Chicago

Robert Randolph and the Family Band approach the New Year

The crowd at the House of Blues eagerly anticipates the New Year

Robert Randolph

 

Lenesha Randolph

Robert Randolph plays his last notes of 2010

Robert Randolph and the Family Band counts down to the New Year and toasts the crowd

Balloons begin to fall on the packed house

The balloons continued to shower down on the crowd

All three levels of the House of Blues were in full party mode for welcoming 2011

2011 is finally here!

2011!!

Robert Randolph welcomes everyone into the New Year

Robert Randolph looks onto the partying crowd

Robert Randolph pulls off some antics as he entertains the crowd

Robert Randolph focuses in on his incredible sound

Robert Randolph

Robert Randolph

Robert Randolph smiles at the crowd

 

Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi All-Stars opened the evening of music

 

Chris Chew of the North Mississippi All-Stars

 

Luther Dickinson

Chris Chew of NMAS

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~ by thenoblevisions on January 2, 2011.

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