Even at a young age Robert Randolph was in the grasp the power of music: he frequented the local House of God Church with his religious parents. There, he became fascinated with the sound of the pedal steel guitar. He instantly embraced the instrument and traveled to New York City to hit the club scene with his exciting mix of gospel, funk, soul, blues, and even a bit of rock. In 2002, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, comprised of actual family members Marcus Randolph, Danyel Morgan, and Lenesha Randolph, together with guitarist Brett Haas, released their first album Live at the Wetlands. Studio albums like Colorblind,We Walk This Road, produced by T-Bone Burnett, and LicketySplit followed. Randolph's live success attracted the attention of greats such as Buddy Guy, Santana, and Eric Clapton resulting in numerous collaborations both on stage and in the studio.