Randall Bramblett's distinguished body of work is defined by a triple threat career as an acclaimed solo artist, an in-demand songwriter and a first call sideman. Among the artists who’ve recorded and performed Bramblett’s songs are Bettye LaVette, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and most notably, Bonnie Raitt, who opened her 2014 Grammy winner, Slipstream, with one of his songs. In the '70s he was a member of the seminal jazz/rock group Sea Level and as a sideman has toured with Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic and Levon Helm. Steve Winwood was such a fan of Bramblett’s keyboard, sax and vocal performances that he made Bramblett his go-to tour mate for 16 years, including the '94 Traffic reunion.
His 10th release, Devil Music, pulls from a deep well. It embodies the authentic roots of American music brilliantly blending soul, blues, gospel, rock, funk and jazz. 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…”
No matter how many legends he’s been involved with his music evolves, keeping an inventive, cutting edge sound. His last CD, The Bright Spots, hit well on Americana, Roots Rock and Triple-A charts. Many critics wrote this was the best album of his career and one of the top CD’s of 2013. With Devil Music, the confidence of Bramblett’s playing and writing is at its peak, and his band has never sounded tighter.
Bonnie Raitt proclaims “You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.”
“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.” Rolling Stone
“This is a cool album that combines the vibe of a real-as-hell vintage soulman with modern musical ideas.” Jambands.com