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Though this is a gospel band through and through, its high-level exuberance and artistry give it an almost universal appeal. Little Roy’s and Lizzie’s music is both a celebration of faith and life and how, for some of us, they are inextricable.
This super-tight six-piece group comes roaring out of the starting gate full-throttle on the title tune, which frames this collection as something akin to an old-time gospel tent revival show. The songs strike a deft balance between gospel (“God’s Been Good,” Kevin Cronin’s “Time For Me To Fly,” Randall Hylton’s “Let Me Go, Wicked World” and a sterling cover of A.P. Carter’s “Give Me The Roses While I Live”) and more earthly songs.
On the worldlier side there’s a welcoming ode to old-fashioned southern hospitality called “Down Home” (one of three selections cowritten by Wayne Haun) and a rousing rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Rainbow Stew.”
Dove Award-winning Lizzy Long is an incredible singer and a celebrated commodity in gospel circles. She’s recorded and collaborated with everyone from Mac Wiseman and Jim & Jesse to Rhonda Vincent and Earl Scruggs. The effusive and effervescent guitar—and banjo—playing Little Roy Lewis is, of course, part of the legendary Lewis Family.
I’ve never had the pleasure of seeing this outfit live. But with their irresistible blend of reverence and exuberance, worship and celebration, I’m sure it would be a treat.
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Love listening to you all!! I followed The Lewis Family for years. Can’t wait to see you in Ohio again. Prayers for Little Roy and Lizzy for going thru their health battle. My husband is taking chemo now and I see first hand the affects.
They are fantabulous!!
I have seen them MANY times!
Little Roy and Lizzy are our favorite band!! We have had the pleasure of seeing them numerous times. They are awesome. Lizzy has the voice of an angel and she can play anything. Little Roy is the best banjo player I’ve ever heard. Not only are they great musicians, they are very humble and so friendly.
The Lewis Family once had a cassette tape I ran across in Indiana and I kept it. I would listen to ‘Lil Roy’s family band because they were like mine of a dozen.When Covid took off I was listening to groups on Facebook and found ‘Lil Roy and Lizzy sharing their lives and music and ways of their Heritage and was totally addicted within a couple weeks.I felt like I was going home for a visit.Lizzy makes sure to share publicly, a way to lift others. I’ve never been able to attend a show but relate and appreciate their continuance to stick to their roots and that in part is a reminder of how through music we are one, we are free and blessed by God .We all inherit from an older past and newer future. Their special relaxed bonding with others is very unique and heartfelt (like loved ones).I hope Everyone can catch this Awesome Show and feel the hearts that never drifted away in life.A true blessing to me that in this world of today you can still catch a heart ,a tune, and a smile.