Natalie’s presents a great double bill featuring singer-songwriter Tim Easton and the Randall Bramblett Band.
Traveling early and often, American songwriter Tim Easton learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs-living in Paris, London, Prague, Dublin, or wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style-folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or “tell it as is” reality. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as “having a novelist’s sense of humanity.”
New West Records released five solo albums, and invitations from mentors Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, and Steve Earle as a support act followed. His ninth solo album, American Fork, was a grand departure from his previous efforts, featuring a fully fleshed-out backing band, musicians and elaborate song arrangements. It was released in September, 2016 and reached to #11 on the Americana Music Association’s Radio Charts in Billboard Magazine.
The esteemed singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett, who will be appearing with his talented band, is a multi-instrumentalist musician with a career spanning four decades. 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, it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman where his artistry is truly on full display.
Deep into his self-described second act of his solo career, Bramblett aims to recreate the literature of the blues with music about nowhere people in nowhere lands. Conjuring equal parts Tom Waits, William Burroughs, and hallelujah chorus, his music again comes alive with his new collection of songs on his eleventh studio release “Juke Joint at the Edge of the World. With a commitment to the story of his characters and the necessary mutation of music, Bramblett has kept his solo career as fresh as the day it began.
Bramblett’s solo career began in the 70’s with a pair of albums on Polydor Records. Joining the rock-jazz fusion group Sea Level he wrote/co-wrote a number of the group’s songs, including the Billboard single “That’s Your Secret.” Bramblett was approached by Traffic co-founder Steve Winwood in 1988 and spent the next 16 years touring in his band. It was on the road that he wrote new material with reinvigorated confidence and inspiration. Teasing his listener with unexpected humor while fleshing out fully lived-in characters with human ambition and godly stature, Bramblett continued his storied career with a continual pageant of reinvention and true conviction