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Randall Bramblett Band with special guests Rick Fowler Band
Randall Bramblett Band
Rick Fowler Band
Camp Twitch & Shout
Jul 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Proceeds from this event will support Camp Twitch & Shout's children's Financial Assistance program. Camp Twitch & Shout is a 1-week overnight camp for children with a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome. This summer 34 campers are in need of full scholarship support and over 70 families need financial assistance with subsidized tuition support. With over 100 families needing financial help to be able to attend camp, your support is needed more than ever. Camp Twitch & Shout's program's goals go beyond just having a week of fun and camp continues to positively impact our children and families well beyond the gates of camp to help improve their lives. Thank you for your support!
- 18+ Show -
Music : Genre: Americana,Blues,Rock,Singer/Songwriter,Southern Rock
Juke Joint at the Edge of the World is the eleventh studio release from esteemed singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett, 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 this new collection of songs. 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.

This evolving engine of creativity is due, in large part, to the familiarity and bond shared with his bandmates.

“Juke Joint at the Edge of the World is a record that reflects the freedom that my bandmates and I have found in the last few years of playing together.” With an approach that he calls out for being “less analyzing and more fun,” it gently balances the technical prowess along with the passion held in the hearts and hands of each musician.

Moving with mellow evenness and jazzy dissonance, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World impressively combines elements of soul and funk, marrying profound lyrics with toe-tapping melodies — a union which was inspired by Bramblett’s many trips through southern music clubs. “Some of the places we play are like the old juke joints where people dance and shout. From these people and places we find the energy we need to be free to shake the music up.”

An integration of his own history as well as an integration of sound, Juke Joint at the Edge of the World rides in the wake of Bramblett’s previous release, the darkly soulful Devil Music, and finds, especially in its lyrics, a sort of kinship with its older brother. The songs on Devil Music were inspired by addiction, redemption, black music, and gospel and these same themes appear in Juke Joint at the Edge of the World, ringing with clarity and light, an illuminated manuscript in the hands of a fevered storyteller. But this record has more of a live in-the-studio feel to it. “The music is a little freer this time, rooted more in the soul and R&B dance music I grew up listening to and playing. The songs will take you places that make you dream and dance.”

Songs like “Pot Hole on Main Street” feel like an excerpt from one of Bukowski’s more autobiographical pieces while the transporting, deeply sensory “Mali Katra” feels like a scatter-brained dream rich with symbols portending doom or ecstasy. The deep, twisting vortex of nightmare; the dizzying climb towards salvation; and the long, gnarled streets of poverty and affliction are the paths this record travels, finding light to fill the darkness, and darkness to drown the light.

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. more >>>
The Rick Fowler Band is a blues-rock quartet from Athens, Georgia. Their CD releases include Back on my Good Foot, Discordia, and Live from Athens, Georgia (recorded last year at The Melting Point).

The members are:

Rick Fowler: guitar and vocals
Greg Veale: bass and vocals
Michael Doke: guitar, slide guitar, and vocals
Deane Quinter: drums

The band is featured in a new documentary film for Deadwood Guitar Company, produced by Dirtty Toe Productions. They also recorded an acoustic album called The Deadwood Sessions, Vol. One, released in September, 2013.

MTV's Ourstage voted the Rick Fowler Band number one in the Southern Rock category last year and the band is headlining some music festivals. They have also picked up a number of great magazine reviews worldwide. Here are a few quotes:

"Georgia resident Rick Fowler pulls no punches on this fine blues-rock album. It is aptly titled, suggesting some sort of recovery, or perhaps returning to something he does best. His best is very good: a superior riff-based collection of songs, which combine lyrical maturity and attitude in equal measure.”...Blues Matters magazine

“Every musician on this one does an impressive solo—it blew me away.”...Colorado Blues Society

“Fowler sings with an understated intensity and his playing isn't showy, but brims over with a dark soulful power. Fowler's also a superior songwriter, and while his scenarios are unremittingly bleak they're also imbued with a self-effacing humor that keeps things from getting too grim.”...Billboard

“It won’t take long for Fowler’s third release to move you. His songs are sharply written bursts of swampy blues that never overstay their welcomes while leaving space for sincere talk-sung vocals and liquid-metal guitar lines.”...Blues Revue magazine

“Rick is a strong songwriter and above all a storyteller. His texts are as important as the excellent music that he plays, just listen to "Preacher" en "Running For The Truth", in which he slashes down the hypocrite religion and politics. Rick Fowler proves with this "Back On The Good Foot" that not all blues rock comes from Stevie Ray's closet.”...Rootstime, Belgium
"As a writer, Rick Fowler pens songs that reach out and literally grab the listener by the lapels. Add to that his stinging guitar attack and a red-hot band, a highly-recommended listen!!!"...The Music City Blues Society
"Athens, Georgia's Rick Fowler is a midnight stalker on guitar, steady when called for, but fearless when he rips into the moment. As a vocalist he's spooky-smooth. “You've got skeletons in your closet; well mine's out walkin' 'round; and when that jawbone starts to rattle; it spreads the news all over town.” That line alone, on top of a stomping beat, distinguishes Fowler as one hell of a writer. The timely political outrage in “Running from the Truth” and the chic blues in “Walk Softly” are two more cases in point.”...Hittin' the Note magazine, UK

"His lyrically and melodically sharp, swampy songs are sung with a dusky, husky edge and his guitar solos stay taut and sharp. He sounds infected with the blues, as one of his tunes is titled, and he's ready to spread the disease."...Creative Loafing Magazine more >>>
Camp Twitch & Shout is a program of the 501c3 nonprofit the "Tourette Information Center & Support". It is a 1 week overnight camp for children ages 8 to 17 with a confirmed diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome. Camp Twitch & Shout is going in to their 9th summer with over 140 campers and 110 volunteers coming from all over the USA. Partners with Camp Twin Lakes, Camp Twitch & Shout is located at their Will-A-Way site in Winder. Camp Twitch & Shout is an Award Winning American Camp Association Accredited camp...winning both the Regional Edie Klein Program of Excellence, and the National Eleanor P. Eells Program of Excellence Awards. This year over 35 families requested scholarship support, and over 75 families requested help through subsidized tuition options. Camp Twitch & Shout's impact is felt way beyond the gates of camp by helping children and teens to develop friendships, independence, resilience, mindfulness, and embrace their individuality. Most of all they have a lot of fun and create memories for a lifetime. more >>>
Ticket Prices

General Admission

$20/$25 day of show

Reserved Table for 2 (Mezzanine)

$100

Reserved Table for 2 + VIP party

$150

Reserved Table for 4 (FLOOR)

$200

Reserved Table for 4 (Mezzanine)

$200

Reserved Table for 4 + VIP party

$300

VIP Reception & Show Ticket

$50/$60 day of show

Event Schedule

Rick Fowler Band

8:00 PM

Camp Twitch & Shout

8:00 PM

Randall Bramblett Band

9:00 PM