The first Robert Randolph & the Family Band album, Live at the Wetlands, was released in 2002. The band released their studio debut, Unclassified on August 5, 2003. They attracted the attention of Eric Clapton, and have subsequently toured as a supporting act with the British blues guitarist. Clapton also featured on the new album Colorblind on the track "Jesus is Just Alright"
Before releasing albums with The Family Band, Randolph was selected by avant-jazz organist John Medeski to join him and the North Mississippi Allstars on their 2001 jam project, The Word.
In September of 2003 Randolph was listed as #97 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list.
In 2002, they were hired by ABC to make the network's new NBA theme song. The song, "We Got Hoops", was only used for three telecasts, though it was used throughout both the NBA and WNBA seasons during promotions for both leagues.
In 2005, Randolph, along with Kirk Hammett of Metallica, guested on the song "Trinity" on Santana's album All That I Am.
The third album, Colorblind, was released October 10, 2006. The song "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" is used on many commercials for NBC. The band was contracted by ABC to perform and shoot a video for "Thrill of It" as an introduction for Saturday Night Football for six games in the 2006 season.
- Colorblind by Chris M. Slawecki
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