Randall Bramblett Band at Halloween Dance Party Oct 31
October 31, 2015 by SoWal Staff
Grayton Beach Catering is thrilled to welcome artist and songwriter Randall Bramblett and his band for a Devil Music CD release party at The Stables in Santa Rosa Beach on Halloween night starting at 8 P.M.
The Halloween night music venue and dance party is a new fall tradition coming to South Walton on Oct. 31, 2015. SoWal music lovers will find a perfect setting for an evening of original music at Arnett's Stables located on Hwy 393 north of Gulf Place. The Randall Bramblett Band CD Release & Halloween Dance promises a night of grayt music along with food, beer and wine. Halloween costumes welcome! Advance tickets available now.
Randall Bramblett's newest album is the perfect centerpiece for the night. In September, 2015 Bramblett released his tenth album, Devil Music. Reviews are hailing the song-filled album as soulful, bluesy and rocking, with swamp grit and southern groove. The title track was inspired by the story of Howlin' Wolf trying to reunite with his estranged mother who abandoned him for playing the devil's music.
“It’s about the Wolf and his mother, who was very opposed to him playing the blues. She was a very religious woman and believed it was the devil’s music and wanted him to give it up,” Bramblett said. “When I read about it, the story was just so poignant, then I talked to a guitar player from his band, who confirmed it was all true and gave me some more details.”
The song, which Bramblett believes is one of his best, is interesting since Bramblett was a seminary student/philosophy major before deciding to become a musician. Bramblett says his story is different because he had no ultra-conservative Christian influence telling him modern music was evil.
The part of the story that is probably the same is the joy the music gave him. “Once I started writing, that changed everything for me,” he said. “Because once you write something and hear it become music, there’s almost nothing more wonderful than that. I knew the first time I heard people playing my music that that was what I want to do. Still, it is not like my love of philosophy and religion went away. It’s all connected. As I write songs, it’s all there.”
Max McCann and Friends will open the show at 8:00pm. The Randall Bramblett Band will take the stage until midnight. Food, beer and wine served up by Grayton Beach Catering. Tickets are $25 available online, by phone, or at local shops Central Square Records and Blue Giraffe Gallery. Make reservations for a table of 10 or more for $20 each. Please contact Grayton Beach Catering for tickets, reservations and information (850) 231-1090.
Randall Bramblett Band CD Release Party | Event Info
October 31 at Arnett's Stables
Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Music starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes to midnight
Max McCann & Friends followed by Randall Bramblett Band: Devil Music CD Release
Advance tickets: $25 tickets online, by phone or pick up at Central Square Records or Blue Giraffe gallery. Table for 10 or more at $20 each. Tickets are $35 at door
Food, wine and beer for purchase
Coolers allowed with donation/corkage fee.
Seating provided at the event
We're stoked about this unique music event presented by Grayton Beach Catering in the stables at Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides. SoWal music lovers have enjoyed several appearances by Bramblett over the last few years including 30A Songwriters Festival as well as several other intimate performances held in venues around South Walton. We're thrilled about this new music tradition held on Halloween night in South Walton, FL. Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides is located at 613 County Rd 393 South, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 (just north of Gulf Place).
Look for more grayt music events coming to SoWal by Grayton Beach Catering. The crew lives by their motto every day - It’s gonna be pretty, the food’s gonna be awesome, and everyone is gonna be loved.
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.
"You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.” Bonnie Raitt
“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.” Rolling Stone
“Randall Bramblett is the William Faulkner of Southern music” Hittin’ the Note
“Randall is one of Georgia’s musical treasures” Dave Schools – Widespread Panic
Devil Music CD was released Sept. 2015. See randallbramblett.com for the song list, listen to the music and purchase the album.
“View any of the outstanding releases Bramblett has put his name to and you are met with a sense of elegant unease. Shoot, even the title Devil Music suggests something dark yet involving. The music is all Muscle Shoals soul, right down to the blues laced lyrics (“Wolf cried all the way to Memphis, ’cause his mama turned him, turned him away”). But the music is just as indebted to modern loops and syncopation, which makes this blast of righteous folklore sound anything but vintage… Wrap all this up and you have a nasty little delicacy of an album from one of the most prolific and uncompromising Southern voices of our age.” See full album review by Walter Tunis: Lexington Herald Leader