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Published: 2013/05/29

Roosevelt Collier’s Summer Camp Experience: Yonder, Everyone Orchestra, NMA and More

Lee Boys pedal steel player Roosevelt Collier made the rounds at Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp festival this weekend. Collier’s first sit in took place early Friday afternoon when he made his first-ever appearance with Family Groove Company on the Starshine stage. Then, he moved over to the main Moonshine Stage to perform with Yonder Mountain String Band on “Kentucky Mandolin,” The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and “Raleigh & Spencer.” The pedal steel ace had previously performed with Yonder at All Good last summer.

Despite heavy rain, Collier’s sit in sweep continued on Saturday. He performed as part of Victor Wooten & Friends alongside the Flecktones bassist, Everyone Orchestra’s Matt Butler and many others. During the show, Wooten also described Collier “as a genius.” (Wooten also got in the sit in game, performing with Dumpstaphunk midway through their set on “Meanwhile” on Friday. His appearance increased the number of bassists onstage to three.) On Sunday, Collier started his day by sitting in with North Mississippi Allstars. Then, he participated in a version of The Everyone Orchestra that featured Wooten, Butler, moe.’s Al Schnier and others.

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