"Savannah’s a special place for me,” multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett said. “It’s always been a good gig for us, it’s always fun and the sound is great.”
For over four decades, Bramblett has toured the country sharing stages with the likes of Bonnie Rait and Steve Winwood, as well as the Blind Boys of Alabama, for whom he wrote the title track to their new Grammy Award-nominated album. Bramblett has also been featured on albums by highly recognized outfits like The Allman Brothers, Deep Purple, and Widespread Panic.
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Bramblett and his four-piece traveling band return to the Tybee Post Theater to share his sounds with Lowcountry locals once again.
“I always love playing the Tybee Post," Bramblett said. “We do it quite a bit. I used to spend time on Thunderbolt and Isle of Hope a lot writing music and just hanging out so, we have a lot of friends down there that always come out, and the Post Theater itself is such a cool historical venue.
“I’ll be with the four-piece band that I love playing with,” Bramblett added. “We’ve got Nic Johnson, who’s an extraordinary guitar player, Seth Hendershot on drums, and Michael Steele on bass, so it’s going to be a great time all around.”
With Bramblett's significant songwriting prowess, the artist has managed to accrue quite a prolific discography, recording nine full-length albums since 1998. Bramblett's latest release, 2017’s “Juke Joint at the Edge of the World,” marks his 11th solo studio album. Bramblett's website calls the album his latest dedication to “recreating the literature of the blues with music about nowhere people in nowhere lands.”
When asked what he’s most excited for in the near future, the serial songwriter says he’s good and ready to get right back in the studio once again.
“I’m really looking forward to getting my next songs together and getting in the studio,” He said. “I’m about to start recording again for a new record, so I’m just trying to finish up a few songs. I always have to get enough that I feel good about before we start, but I’m almost there.
“The last six or seven albums have all been a little different, but we go with what we can play and what we like to hear, so it’ll still be in our wheelhouse. But I try to make them all a little bit unique. Usually, I try to write a bunch of songs and see which ones kind of lead me to a feeling or a place where they all work together. I’ve already got a lot of songs I’m working now so it’s just a question of figuring out what fits together and what I can finish that feels really good.”
For now, Bramblett is enjoying his time between shows and studios just as much, after decades of constant concert touring the artist is learning to embrace the quiet moments in between.
“I used to travel for months at a time but it was hard on my family and hard on me, now during the week I just write and try to keep up with life, family and everything else,” Bramblett said. “When I leave now it’s just for the weekend, so it’s a nice escape valve, a good balance, really.”