Music

Randall Bramblett On Mountain Stage

NPR | Jan. 17, 2013 7 a.m.

Randall Bramblett makes his second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Bramblett does many things well, both in this concert and on his albums.

In the ‘70s, he was a member of the Allman Brothers Band offshoot Sea Level, alongside keyboard great Chuck Leavell. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, Bramblett plays piano, organ and saxophone over the course of this set, leaving little wonder as to why artists such as Levon Helm, Steve Winwood, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic have sought out his musicianship.

As a songwriter, Bramblett has seen several of his songs covered by Bonnie Raitt over the years, including “Used to Rule the World” on her new album Slipstream. The same song kicks off Bramblett’s set, and was unheard during the radio broadcast. A resident of the Athens area, Bramblett brings along seven of his friends, making for a remarkably full and soulful set.

This Mountain Stage performance was originally published on May 11, 2012.

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