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Pedal guitar sorcerer Robert Randolph brings his Family Band - a cooking amalgam of funk, soul and gospel - to the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den Friday. We've assembled a quiz as pre-show homework.
• Until well in his teens, Randolph was almost completely unaware of secular musicians. He learned pedal steel in what house of worship?
A. The House of God Church
B. Maman Arielle's Voodoo Cult
C. A Druid monastery in remote Scotland
• One of Randolph's latest projects doesn't actually involve the Family Band. What is it?
A. Randolph purchased six Kenny Rogers' Roasters chicken franchises.
B. He oversaw "The Slide Brothers," a CD featuring like-minded steel guitar stars from the world of gospel as they fuse sacred and secular music. Included are Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent.
C. Randolph was traded for Wes Welker.
• Correct answers: 1) - A. 2) - B.
- RICK KOSTER
Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Mohegan Sun Wolf Den; free; 1-888-664-3426, mohegansun.com.