Devil Music ready for pre-orders. Releases Sept. 18
Randall’s 10th release, Devil Music, pulls from a deep well. It embodies the authentic roots of American music, brilliantly blending them into this soul-drenched album. Special guests who appear on this are Mark Knopfler, Derek Trucks and Chuck Leavell. The title track refers to Howlin’ Wolf’s meeting with his estranged mother, who turned him away for playing “devil music.” He read that story in a book about Wolf and was able to ask Hubert Sumlin if it was true. He said it was and Wolf did cry all the way to Memphis. Some songs sprang from the tug-of-war between blues and religion, salvation and damnation. Bramblett says of this album. “It’s my experience of black and white culture in the south, and how it feels to grow up here with all the religion and pain and conflict and joy — and then there’s all that dancing…” Pre-orders taken now at the Shop, they will ship to arrive Sept. 18.