Randall Bramblett’s new CD, The Meantime, is a departure from the multi-instrumentalist’s past work with Sea Level, Traffic, the Allman Brothers Band, Levon Helm, Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic and many more. Mellower than most of his previous efforts, Bramblett’s sultry eighth solo release showcases an artist in his purest form, performing mostly on acoustic piano and organ, accompanied by his own vocals.
Recorded and mixed at John Keane Studios in Athens, Georgia, The Meantime features 12 original tracks, including some of Bramblett’s earliest work ("Sacred Harmony," "Witness For Love," and "One More Rose") and newer, unreleased compositions. "Driving to Montgomery," written with longtime bandmate Davis Causey, is the standout track, a tale of a couple that left the South to escape of civil rights issues and start a new life, with vocals that call to mind the Dixie Hummingbirds.
A far cry from the classic rock to which he is most often associated, The Meantime is an intimate glimpse at Bramblett’s current reality – master musician, elegantly offering his take on the nature of music and all the beauty it offers.
The Meantime is out now on Blue Ceiling.