Randall Bramblett’s voice evokes great singers like Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, and Van Morrison. Randall’s impressive career in rock, folk, and blues started in Athens, GA as a sideman for Capricorn Records playing keyboard, woodwinds, and singing backing vocals with Cowboy and the Allman Brothers Band. Randall went on to play with the jazzy, progressive southern rock band Sea Level that included Chuck Leavell, the great keyboardist from the Rolling Stones. Randall has also performed with an iconic list of artists including Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, Widespread Panic, and Gov’t Mule.
“I’ve been using the Audix OM5 for years, ever since it first came out,” says Randall. “I heard Lucinda Williams at the Georgia Theater here in Athens, and her vocals sounded so bright and crisp. Her sound guys told me they used Audix mics, so I found the Audix rep, tried several vocal mics, and chose the OM5, which just fit my voice perfectly.”
“The OM5 cuts out some of the mud on the bottom end, which is good for my rather gruff voice. It clarifies and emphasizes the upper-mids,” explains Randall. “I’ve had the opportunity to compare it with other mics in large venues while touring with Bonnie Raitt, and the Audix OM5 always wins out.”
Bonnie Raitt became a big Randall Bramblett fan after hearing his No More Mr. Lucky CD in 2001 and invited him to open for her on tour. Bonnie recorded Randall’s God Was in the Water which later got a hit single from Used To Rule the World on her Grammy Award-winning Slipstream album.
Randall fronts his own band and focuses on his career as a recording artist with New West Records. His latest album, The Bright Spots, is now available. Check out his tour dates and the latest news at randallbramblett.com and facebook.com/RandallBramblett.
Wherever Randall’s career takes him next, Audix will be there with him. “Whether I’m doing band or solo work, the Audix OM5 works really well. My voice cuts through the mix and sounds so clear. I’m sticking with it.” Spoken like an understated southern gentleman!