“He’s a soulful, poetic badass if ever there was one.” - Marc Cohn
Randall Bramblett in brief
Esteemed singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett is a multi-instrumentalist musician with a career spanning four decades. The Jesup, Georgia native has been highly sought-after for his creativity as both a collaborator and skilled touring sideman. His talent has earned him the respect of his peers and many of rock’s finest luminaries. In 1974 he was part of the Gregg Allman Band for his Laid Back album and tour. In the 1970's he joined Sea Level with Chuck Leavell. He’s shared stages with artists such as Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic, among others. He’s also a noted songwriter - he penned the title track for the Grammy nominated Blind Boys of Alabama’s last album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Chuck Leavell and more.
But it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman where his artistry is truly on full display and gives him the most satisfaction. He's recorded 12 albums for labels Polydor, Capricorn and the last seven for New West Records. Deep into his self-described second act of his solo career, and living in Athens, Georgia, Bramblett's talents are repeatedly praised by musicians, critics, DJs and fans.
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"You can't do better than Randall Bramblett!" -Bonnie Raitt
Pine Needle Fire
Pine Needle Fire is the 12th Randall Bramblett album of his storied solo career. Bramblett says it is “about time passing, or at least grappling with the realization that you don’t have an infinite amount of time left like you think you do when you’re young."
Bramblett’s built up an impressive and diverse solo catalog over the course of his life in music. Which, he says, is the most rewarding thing of all. “Doing those classic, huge, great songs with other artists is always a thrill and an honor, but they’re not my songs,” he says. “It’s much more satisfying for me to write something in my voice that means something to me personally, and then hear it come together musically with people I love and have it develop into a beautiful thing.”
That latest “beautiful thing” is Pine Needle Fire, on which Bramblett continues to channel his singular voice and unique storytelling approach, turning his experiences into something insightful, tuneful and incredibly soulful.
“I do feel like I'm in the middle of a really good creative moment,” Bramblett says, then laughs. “You know, I'm definitely not sliding backwards into some kind of nostalgia thing or whatever.”
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