Roosevelt Collier

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Roosevelt Collier Biography


“Simply put — Roosevelt Collier is a Bad Bad Mother F*****!” – Quincy Jones

“Roosevelt’s musicality is like the best New Orleans gumbo, taking bits and pieces of all the best things and cooking it up into something magical.” – David Shaw, The Revivalists

“Roosevelt Collier is simultaneously the past, present and future of the Pedal Steel Guitar.” – Mojo Magazine

Pedal and lap steel guitar ace ROOSEVELT COLLIER, so proficient he’s affectionately know as “The Dr.”, released his solo debut Exit 16 in 2019 on Michael League’s (Snarky Puppy) GroundUP Music Label. It’s a potent mix of blues, gospel, rock, and in his own words, “dirty, funky, swampy grime.” The album is produced by Bokanté bandmate Michael League himself, who also plays bass. Brought up in the House of God Church in Perrine, FL, Roosevelt built his “sacred steel” guitar prowess alongside his family in the soul-shaking band The Lee Boys. On his own, Collier has become a sought-after talent both on record and on stage, performing with musical luminaries like The Allman Brothers, Buddy Guy, Del McCoury Band, The String Cheese Incident, Los Lobos, Robert Randolph, and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among countless others.