The Funky Biscuit Presents The Lee Boys & The Heavy Pets
The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). Each member began making music at the ages of 7 and 8 in the House of God church they attended in Perrine, FL. Here they underwent a rigorous course of training in a variety of musical instruments,… Show more
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A family affair, the Lee Boys were one of the leading lights in the ‘Sacred Steel' genre of gospel music. ‘Sacred Steel' was a style of music that had roots in blues and gospel but was stylized by the introduction of steel guitars in the 1930s by Willie and Troman Easton, who brought the instruments into the fray of services at the House of God church in Jacksonville, Florida....
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