Randall Bramblett is set to take the stage at The Hub on Saturday, Aug 26.
His new album isJuke Joint at the Edge of the World released July 7 on New West Records.
Juke Joint at the Edge of the World is a record that reflects the freedom my bandmates and I have found playing together in the last few years. Some of the places we play are like the old juke joints where people dance and shout - from these people and places we’ve found the energy we need to be free to shake the music up. Now, when we improvise we know it’s going to take us to a new and better musical place. Time listening and working together has given us that. The result is that this record has more of a “live in the studio” feel to it. It’s also rooted more in the soul and R&B dance music I grew up listening to and playing. Less thinking and more playing. Less analyzing and more fun. When I wrote these new songs, I inhabited various characters and let them speak from their worlds about delusions and fantasy (Plan B), poverty, humor and strength (Pot Holes on Main Street), memories of my youth and class/race segregation (Garbage Man). I dreamed the song Mali Katra (what language is that?) after seeing a large group of vultures roosting on a cell tower on one of my walks. This got me thinking about the spirits and powers that roam the world and run in the background of our lives. The artwork for the cover reminds me of the absurdity and wildness of all that. I thought about calling the record “Rex Comes Home”…Anyway, I wouldn’t take that call from that particular cell tower. I could go on and on but suffice it to say the music is freer this time and the songs will take you places that make you dream and dance. Enjoy! - Randall Bramblett (2017)
Randall Bramblett is a singer/songwriter from Georgia with a sense of musical adventure. Bramblett’s distinguished body of work is defined by a career as an acclaimed solo artist, songwriter, and performer alongside other artists. Among the artists who’ve recorded and performed Bramblett’s songs are Bettye LaVette, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton and most notably, Bonnie Raitt. 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.
He's known for being the ultimate lyricist, along with his work as a collaborative sidesman throughout his own storied career -which has lasted more than four decades. This his eleventh studio album is inspired by the music he grew up listening to and the clubs he'd visit while on the road. It has a live feel to it and he really collaborated with his band for this set of songs.
"Juke Joint at the Edge of the World is one of the most soulful albums Randall Bramblett has ever recorded. The music thumps at your heart, grabs your soul, and makes you want to get up and dance" M Music & Musicians Magazine
“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.” Rolling Stone
“You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.” Bonnie Raitt
“Randall is in my opinion the most gifted & talented southern singer-songwriter musicians of the past several decades.” Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers)
“Randall Bramblett is the William Faulkner of Southern music” Hittin’ the Note
“Randall is one of Georgia’s musical treasures" Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)
“Randall is the most talented and prolific songwriter I have the privilege of knowing.” Bill Berry (R.E.M.)
Come sit outdoors on comfy chairs and enjoy great food and drink with amazing live music entertainment on the outdoor stage on Scenic 30A in #SoWal. The season's lineup is outstanding with local artists as well as visiting bands from the region performing special shows. Catch the show on any given night including weekends as well as Sunday afternoons. Good food, cold drinks and awesome music.
Come out and enjoy Chef Stephan's delicious food from burgers to BBQ, tacos and seafood, and plenty of cold drinks at the bar. Shop at The Hub retails shops just next door - you'll love the unique shops, boutiques, art and more.
The Hub is a festive gathering place for friends and families to eat, drink, shop, play and relax. Several restaurants and a bar featuring everything you can dream of from burgers to seafood, fried chicken and southern comfort, pizza, tacos, BBQ, sweets and cocktail concoctions. The restaurants are situated around a lawn and patio area with comfortable seating, fireplace, event stage, and jumbotron. You'll find plenty of live music concerts and other entertainment such as sports or movies on the big screen. There's something happening every night.
The Hub is located on the south side of Scenic 30A at WaterSound Beach between Seagrove Beach and Alys Beach. You can't miss it - the greatest backyard party of all time is going on now. Open daily 11am-9pm.