Part secular, part spiritual, Collier and his crew will shake the rafters with his sanctified “Supernatural Encounters” and rock the house with the urgent “Happy Feet” and the Hendrix-inspired “Spike” then throw down some seriously greasy funk on “Sun Up Sun Down” and the P-Funk-inspired “That Could’ve Been Bad.”
Brought up in the sacred steel tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt (“The Dr.”) Collier built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, a South Florida band known for its soul-shaking live performances. Soft-spoken by nature, Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar, leaving an indelible mark on listeners with his lightning licks and indefatigable spirit. In recent years, Collier has gone from uplifting congregations in Pentecostal churches in South Florida to finding a loyal following on the jam band and roots music circuit. In his Exit Zero Jazz Festival debut, Collier will perform music from his acclaimed debut, Exit 16, accompanied by Snarky Puppy bassist Michael League, organist Vaughn Henry and drummer David Chiverton.