Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rick Randlett...blues man from Florida releases acoustic flavored album

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Rick Randlett has been part of the Florida blues scene for more than 15 years. After many years fronting his three piece electric band, Rick has released his second acoustic flavored album. 'Nothing To Do' showcases the many sides of Rick's songwriting. From the opening riff of "Heart Made of Stone" to the lap steel flavored musings of "I Wonder" and the vocal and resonator piece "Full Moon", Rick takes us on a tour of acoustic blue styles with a decidedly non-traditional approach. 

Special notice must be given to the title song a duet with Pete Karnes, former harmonica player with John Lee Hooker. This relaxed, funny song takes the listener back to the classic duets of the Piedmont masters. If you love acoustic blues, give Rick Randlett a listen. Let his weathered voice and emotional songs wash over you and soon you'll be telling everyone about this album!

Rick Randlett - vocals, guitars, dobro, lap steel
Mitch Rogers - Bass Guitar
Donny Weatherford - drums, wasboard, guitar case
Special Guest: Pete "King" Karnes - harmonica
Produced by Donny Weatherford

Marty's review: If you need to understand what blues and roots music is about, then "Nothing To Do", the latest album by Rick Randlett, is a good lesson in this musical genre. Rick's laid back, acoustic style blues has all the elements of traditional blues but with a contemporary feel. The sliding sounds of the dobro and lap steel, the percussion of the washboard and "guitar case", the slow wailing harmonica plus Rick's slightly raspy vocals, all combine to make this an enjoyable listen from start to finish. The production by Donny Weatherford is simple yet slick and does not complicate Rick's songwriting in any way. It's an album that encourages repeated plays and you'll enjoy it whilst relaxing on the front porch or having a few cold ones with good friends.

visit Rick and sample some of his tracks here: http://www.rickrandlett.com/home


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