Interview with Calvin Cooke of The Slide Brothers
Calvin Cooke has been called "The B.B. King of Sacred Steel Guitar" and it doesn't take much to understand why. Cooke spoke with Joey Spehar of The Morning Mix before The Slide Brothers' performance at The Pittsburgh Blues Festival.
Calvin Cooke is part of the 2nd Generation of Sacred Steel musicians. He grew up in Cleveland playing slide guitar in his Pentecostal church. Sacred Steel music has long been a secret of sorts - that is until Robert Randolph hit it big in the mainstream a few years back.
The Slide Brothers is a Sacred Steel showcase of sorts, put together by Robert Randolph to let the world know more about the Sacred Steel tradition.