June 7, 2017 (Nashville, TN) - Esteemed singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett just debuted the new track “Garbage Man,” from his eleventh studio album Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, exclusively to M Music & Musicians Magazine this week. Displaying signature elements of soul and funk, Bramblett described the inspiration of “Garbage Man” to M, saying,“It comes from memories of growing up in a small South Georgia town. I was thinking about the huge gulf between the classes and the races that formed the background of everyday life there.” He added, “It’s about the disconnect of living in a small town [which can] feel both safe and isolated. I felt like I knew everyone and yet there were huge swaths of the population I never knew. Idyllic and romantically out of touch. The Garbage Man represents the reality behind the illusions of small town life in the South.”
“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,” praised Merlin David of M Music & Musicians Magazine.
The album, which marries profound lyrics with toe-tapping melodies inspired by many trips through southern music clubs, featured the first single “I Just Don’t Have the Time,” revealed last month. Attributing the creative evolution of this ten song collection to the bond he shares with his bandmates, Bramblett explains, “Juke Joint at the Edge of the World is a record that reflects the freedom that my bandmates and I have found in the last few years of playing together.” With an approach that’s “less analyzing and more fun,” the songs carefully balance the technical prowess and musical passion of each musician.
Highly sought-after for his creativity as both a collaborator and skilled touring sideman, the legendary Georgian’s talent has earned him the respect of his peers and many of rock’s finest luminaries. While having shared stages with artists such as Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers and Widespread Panic, among others, Bramblett will be on his own tour through the summer supporting Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, a record with a live in-the-studio feel to it. “The music is rooted more in the soul and R&B dance music I grew up listening to and playing. The songs will take you places that make you dream and dance.”
Juke Joint at the Edge of the World is being released July 7th via New West Records.
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RANDALL BRAMBLETT’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 9 – Alexander City Jazz Festival, Alexander City, AL
June 17 – Foundry, Athens, GA (CD Release Event)
June 23 – The Library Ballroom, Macon, GA
June 24 – Vista Room, Decatur, GA
July 7 – Levitt Steel, Bethlehem, PA (Stacks Series)
July 8 - The Spot on Kirk, Roanoke, VA
July 14 – Tybee Post Theater, Tybee Island, GA
July 15 – Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC
July 21 – ArtSummer Nights, Etowah, TN (Etowah Arts at Savannah Oaks Winery)
July 29 – Red Clay Theater, Duluth, GA
Aug 19 – The Dosta Theater, Valdosta, GA (ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series)
Aug 26 – The Hub on 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Aug 27 – Capitol Oyster Bar, Montgomery, AL