Bettye LaVette covers Randall’s song on new CD

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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

Recording with Engineering legends in Nashville.

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

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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. http://www.30asongwritersfestival.com/ for info

Randall added to Panic en la Playa 2015

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

Southern Brewers Fest

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

Fur Peace Ranch

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.   http://www.furpeaceranch.com  

“The Bright Spots” in Best Of 2013 lists

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The Bright Spots leads off the AllMusic’s list of the Best Rock Albums of ’13. http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/allmusics-favorite-rock-albums-of-2013. Cool Music and Movies also chose TBS for Best Rock Album: http://www.coolmusicandmovies.com/music-cd/favorite-rock-albums-of-2013/.  And, it wound up #3 for CD of the Year in Australia’s Rhythm’s Magazine! https://rhythms.com.au/legsyboys-grandes-2013/

Randall added to Warren Haynes Christmas Jam

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Randall will join an all-star lineup at the 25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam Friday, Dec. 13 in Asheville, NC. Some tickets may still be available, but it sells out every year. All proceeds go to Habitat For Humanity.

RBB featured in Sirius/XM The Loft Sessions

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The RBB stopped into The Loft’s studio on a trip through DC last month and the full one hour set is being aired on The Loft Sessions this week. If you miss it, you can go to http://www.siriusxm.com/theloft to listen from there. You need to have a Sirius/XM subcription, or try it free for one month.

RBB tours northeast this week, plays WXPN in Philly 9/13

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The band goes north of the Mason Dixon line this week with some exciting shows.  Thurs. 9/12 they record a set on Sirius/XM radio to be played back later, then a concert at the Rams Head OnStage in Annapolis that night.  Friday they’ll be at Live at Noon at World Cafe Live in Philly – also heard on WXPN radio.  That night its the Sellersville Theatre with the Jamie McLean Band. 9/14 catch them at The Saint in Asbury Park and Sunday 9/15 at the Hobo Stage in Stanhope NJ with Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth!