Saturday, May 11, 2013

CD Review: Randall Bramblett Finds "Bright Spots" On His Latest Album

Singer/songwriter Randall Bramblett returns with his ninth brand-new solo studio album entitled "The Bright Spots." The album will be released on May 14 through New West Records and features a dozen of Bramblett's most honest sounding songs. After contributing to Bonnie Raitt's Grammy-winning album "Slipstream," Bramblett decided it was time to re-enter the studio and record, adding his own special touch to these new songs.
 
His southern, soulful sound is heard all over this release, like jn the bluesy "Every Saint" and swamp-boogie of "Whatever That Is" as Bramblett's aged voice adds an authentic element to the music. He lightens up the mood with "'Til The Party's All Gone" as the up-lifting tempo gives off a fun atmosphere to the song's meaning. Bramblett and his band get funky on "John The Baptist," adding elements of gospel and R&B music to "Shine" to show diversity in his music. He slows down for the meaningful ballad "Detox Bracelet" and for the extraordinary songwriting of "All Is Well," before returning to a more seventies, pop/rock sound in the closer "Rumbling Bridge."
 
Randall Bramblett has a load of dates scattered throughout the summer. Check out randallbramblett.com for a complete list of tour dates and for more information on his new album, "The Bright Spots."

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