Heres a Southern guy whos songwriting skills are unbelievable powerful. Its always a pleasure and honour to have a chat with Randall Bramblett because his latest effort "Rich Someday" contains
once again an opus of wonderful poems and beautiful lyrics. If
youre into his previous masterpieces, then you can purchase this recent album blindwise. Theres no doubt it will hit my yearlist again at the end of this year. Heres what the man himself had to declare to us .....
Another typical fantastic Randall Bramblett release, thats what i |
think of "Rich Someday". But ! I do have the idea that somehow this
album has more an alive sound to it, i mean it sounds like to you put
more energy in it compared to your previous "Thin Places" release, am
i correct ?
Randall: I think what youre hearing is more of a "band" sound. This group
has been playing together for about 3 years and its the first CD Ive
felt comfortable using my touring band on. We just love playing
together and that comes across on some of the songs.
Very funny exceptional frontcover and title, where did you get the
idea of that ?
Randall: My T-shirt design person came up with the penny for shirts and my
wife came up with putting it in the globe. Its funny alright. "World
full of promises"
The album contains 13 Bramblett highlights wholl probably for sure
end up in my year list once again, you wrote all of them with a little
help from some friends in the band. While creating which songs brought
a special meaning to you ?
Randall: Since my mom died this year, "Fading" rings true to me. Since New
Orleans was once my home, "Its Alright" has a lot of meaning for me.
You were on the road with Steve Winwood not so long ago, how did
you came in touch with him and does this also means you are a
permanent member of his touring band ?
Randall: I was asked to join his band in 88, I think. I knew the musical
director from Nashville, where Steve was putting together a tour. Im
not playing with him at present. Just doing my own thing.
Back to "Rich Someday", i asume you wanna tour with this album and
with the same bandmembers as mentioned on the CD sleeve ? Also in
Randall: Were currently promoting the CD in the South on weekends and will
be opening for Widespread Panic and Bonnie Raitt. I would love to
come to Europe next year if we can get a good promoter involved.
This album was produced by Gerry Hansen .... he did a fine job but
i honestly never heard of his name before .... who is this guy ?
Randall: This guy is a studio/touring drummer who lives outside Atlanta. He
plays on lots of CDs and still tours some with Shawn Mullins. We
started using his studio because he joined our band and got a great
drum sound there. After we cut a few songs, I realized he had great
ideas and engineering skills. He became our producer naturally. Hes
the first producer that gets what I want to do.
How long did the progress take to complete this new masterpiece ?
Randall: We had the luxury of working a few days each week for about 6 months
at Gerrys place.
Every singer you can compare to someone else on this globe, but you
do own an exceptional dry voice noone to compare to. Do you do
anything special to stay in shape with a voice like that ?
Randall: Drink coffee. Holler a lot...
Once again released on New West Records, how big is your deal with
that label ?
Randall: Small unless I sell some more records.
You live in the Georgia state, i wonder if its easy for you to
get airplay over there thesedays ?
Randall: We only get played on Adult Album Alternative stations (AAA). There
really arent any in Georgia but some small ones around the South and
U.S. Thats one of the problems over here for bands like us: getting
heard on bigger stations.
Did you know that?
The longest song to reach number one on the Billboard charts on LP was "I´d Do Anything For Love (But I Won´t Do That)" by Meatloaf, the shortest: "Stay" by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs.