Raphael McGregor

Steel Guitar UNconvention
Sacred Steel Block Party
Artistic Discipline: Music
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2022
Location: Red Hook

The Steel Guitar UNconvention is bringing the music to the streets this year with a sacred steel block party featuring some of the best performers in the sacred steel genre. If you've never seen sacred steel before, you won't want to miss this: sacred steel guitarists can make their instrument swoop and dive like a human voice, and also play bewildering fast lines like an electric guitar. It's a truly transcendent experience, and one not often seen in Brooklyn. Don't miss out!

Photo by John Eichleay, June 2019