Fri., Feb. 22, Robert Randolph Presents the Slide Brothers
Mondavi Center, 8 p.m., $12.50-$64
Although slide guitar is traceble to 19th-century Hawaii, the style became popular in African-American churches across the United States in the 1930s. Today, one of the most famous “sacred steel” musicians is Robert Randolph, leader of Robert Randolph & the Family Band. His new project features the Slide Brothers (featuring Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent), masters of the sacred-steel style who also incorporate rock, blues and soul into the mix. Last year, the group played a string of shows featuring all-Hendrix covers, and it released a self-titled debut album last week. 9399 Old Davis Road in Davis, www.slidebrothers.com.