Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel. Brought up in the Sacred Steel tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation playing with his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, Roosevelt leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work. At festivals, he is a favorite guest performer, logging hair-raising performances with acts from The Allman Brothers to Umphrey’s McGee to the Del McCoury Band. When Roosevelt takes the stage, the ear-to-ear grins can’t help but be contagious.