“Hauntings” is a project that stems from the collaborations of two talented musicians, Cassie Keenum and Rick Randlett. They let their vision collide, as well as their passion for great melodies and earnest blues music to create an album that is truly personal and special.
This collection of songs explores the depth of acoustic blues and echoes the roots of the genre. “Hauntings” is an album that feels intimate and understated, yet energetic and uplifting. This record is proof that the blues is alive and well, and here to stay.
Cassie was raised as the daughter of a Baptist preacher, but she always had a rebellious and independent attitude that would push her to fall in love with blues music and shady bars. Rick ﬁrst fell for the blues spell in the 70's, influenced by artists such as Eric Clapton and other blues-rock pioneers. Together this unlikely duo produces an undeniable chemistry and soulful original blues.
Marty's review: It's always a treat when two like-minded and equally talented artists like Cassie and Rick combine to produce an album that has everything a blues and roots collaboration should, top notch instrumentation, up front and soulful vocals, and songwriting that is personal and from the heart. It all comes together on "Hauntings". A special treat is their version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", just magic!
Official websites: http://cassiekeenum.com/ .. https://www.rickrandlett.com/