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.

Living Legends TV Series on PBS this summer featuring RBB

A new one hour TV series “Living Legends” airs this summer on PBS stations around the country and RBB is featured in an episode. Vermont PBS airs it July 23 at 10pm.  There are several full length songs by the band and interviews with Randall, Chuck Leavell and others.  Dates and times vary, so check with your affiliate for specifics.  This is from the 90 min. documentary done by Living Legends TV and can be purchased here. 

Randall joins Panic en la Playa in Mexico

Randall will again be part of the Playa All-Stars at Panic en la Playa Cinco. Joining him are Ivan Neville, George Porter, Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Nikki Glaspie, Eric Krasno and Jennifer Hartswick. It’s Feb. 2-6, 2016 and held at the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Randall’s band plays at The Fox opening for Steve Winwood, Atlanta

Randall will appear at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on May 1, opening for Steve Winwood!  Randall spent 16 years as a member of Steve’s band before leaving  to pursue a solo career.  This is a wonderful honor. Randall will have his band with him.  Show starts at 8pm and tickets are still available as of today.

Bettye LaVette covers Randall’s song on new CD

Bettye LaVette, a legendary force in soulful R&B, released a new album Jan. 27 produced by Joe Henry.  She drew from a powerful group of songwriters and chose “Where A Life Goes” from Randall’s Now It’s Tomorrow CD for the album. She dedicated this to her sister.  Powerful and beautiful.

RBB records in Nashville studio with engineering legends

The RBB is working on a new CD and have involved top-level talent. They were chosen to be the recording artists in Nashville for a new book/DVD on sound engineering coming out soon. Randall said it was the most exciting session I’ve ever been involved with. Chuck Ainlay (Dire Straits, Eric Clapton,Vince Gill, more )  and the team were fantastic. They seemed to really like our stuff and we loved what they did for our sound. It was huge and beautiful and inspiring.  We cut two of our new songs in one day filled with interviews and videos of different microphone placement and other tips for budding engineers.  The people in the photo are (left to right) Elliot Scheiner, Brandon Schexnayder, Dylan Hansen, Randall Bramblett, Davis Causey, Michael Rhodes, Chuck Ainlay, and Ed Churney.  What a privilege to work with these folks!”

Recording with Engineering legends in Nashville.

Recording with Engineering legends in Nashville.

Randall added to 30A Songwriter Festival in FL

Randall joins Graham Nash, Leon Russell, Indigo Girls, Jason Isbell and a stellar list of songwriters at the 6th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival along the Gulf Coast of FL Jan. 16-18, 2015.  Come join the fun. for info

Randall added to Panic en la Playa 2015

Randall is back again for the Widespread Panic Cuatro festival in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  Jan. 24-28.  The Playa Allstars 2015 are Col. Bruce Hampton, George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie, Randall Bramblett and Grant Green, Jr.   The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Bloodkin will play sets too.

Southern Brewers Fest, Summer festivals to enjoy

Summer’s here and the band is ready to cause dancing in the street.  Some road trip ideas:

  • Bragg Jam July 26 in Macon, GA
  • Pisgah Brewery Aug. 1 in Black Mt., NC  with Mingo Fishtrap opening
  • Great Woods Festival, August 8 in  Manitoba, Cananda
  • Southern Brewers Festival, Aug. 23 in Chattanooga, TN
  • Uptown Live Concerts,  Sept. 18 Greenwood SC

And some others we can’t announce just yet.  Check Tour Dates for the complete listing.  Hope to see you out there!

Randall added to Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch Instructors

Randall joins the elite list of  Guest Instructors at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio!  This place is heaven on earth for guitarists.   Due to scheduling, we’ve had to move his October Songwriting Workshop, but look for a future time this may happen.  Meanwhile, check out their killer guitar and bass workshops they offer.