Bio: When you think of the long time pillars of the Charlotte, NC music scene, you may think of bands like The Spongetones, Antiseen, or Doubting Thomas. But hanging around, playing in the background for just as many years is Randy Franklin.
Randy is a native Charlottean who grew up in the 1970s, whe...See Full Bio
Randy Franklin has a show on 12/16/2014 at 08:00 PM @ Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5ehljp #concert
“Classic pop and rock music is probably the most recognizable mainstream music in the world, but while many of today’s artists can trace their influences to early rock n’ roll only a handful put that style into practice. Charlotte actually has a handful of artists practicing classic pop and rock in the spirit of the `60s and `70s and a few of those artists are involved in Randy Franklin’s new solo album, “Bloodlines.” Franklin has long led the Charlotte band Crisis as primary songwriter and frontman and his album was produced by the Spongetones’ Jamie Hoover and Eric Lovell of Gigi Dover and Big Love. All have a foot well planted in classic rock, pop, and soul. Although “Bloodlines” begins with the jangle of Mersey beat guitar, a walking bassline, and echoing harmonies (on the song "This Girl") - elements that reoccur throughout the record - Franklin doesn’t just hit on one style. “Ready” sounds like Tom Petty, who’s mentioned in the chorus, but it also rides t”
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