Randall Bramblett – Tray & Jo Ann Epps open

Randall Bramblett – Tray & Jo Ann Epps open

Jun 27, 2013 |  0 comments
Date: Jun 27, 2013 Time: 8:00 PM Price: $12 in advance, $15 day of show Type: Singer/Songwriter/Blues


“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters. Rolling Stone

You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.   Bonnie Raitt

Randall Bramblett has kept very busy over the years, selling out shows and being sought out by the best artists in the business.  2012 found him playing with the Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater in NYC, New Year’s Eve with Widespread Panic, (he leads the MegaBlaster Horns,) and at New Orleans JazzFest with Chuck Leavell, in addition to performing on a new CD and touring with Bonnie Raitt.

Randall’s real claim to fame is his exhilarating and heart-felt live show. An honest and true performer, Randall and his band leave it all on the stage every night, and his many devoted fans have taken notice. With headlining slots at many theaters and festivals, and numerous sold out performances, Bramblett’s already shining star continues to rise. Each performance converts a new group of listeners into die-hard fans.

A jewel of Southern music, Randall Bramblett thrives on his new release, The Bright Spots, due May 14 on New West Records. Fresh off the inclusion of one of his songs on Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-winning album Slipstream, he has put together a masterful recording soaked with the soulful feel that has defined his music and that of his Southern contemporaries like Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes.  From Howlin’ Wolf to Ray Charles and “dark Motown” influences, sitar samples, gospel strains and even a snippet of water-splashing pygmies, The Bright Spots mixes diverse elements that dovetail into Randall’s finest album yet.

 

www.randallbramblett.com

Tray & JoAnn (1)Tray Eppes is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has been performing for audiences since he was twelve years old. While playing the guitar and harmonica, Tray uses his bluesy vocal style to interpret many of the popular songs from the last 50 years along with his original compositions. Tray released his first solo CD in 1993 titled, “Living on the Heights”. This is a reference to Darlington Heights, Virginia, where he lives and operates a pottery studio. The 2005 CD “It’s No Act” contains eleven original songs and features several guest musicians.  A collection of new original songs is in the works.Tray is now performing with his wife Jo Ann on bass.

Tray first met Randall Bramblett in 2009, opening for him at a show in Norfolk Va. for the Tidewater Arts Outreach Compilation CD release. They played together that night and have performed together numerous times since then.

 

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