By EW Staff
Updated May 10, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

Randolph continues to make the pedal-steel guitar, long associated with country twang, do things it wasn’t meant to do—namely, burn serious rubber. His first concert recording is jam-band roadhouse heaven, with Randolph dashing off ripsnorting leads over his band’s rhythmic bedrock. ”Tears of Joy,” which moves from sweet languor to manic bottleneck, should make Dickey Betts rejoin the Allmans out of envy.