Grammy winner Jon Randall will release a new album, titled Walking Among The Living, on Sept. 20, 2005. Helmed by famed producer George Massenburg (Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Earth, Wind & Fire), Walking Among The Living will feature 14 tracks, 13 of which are written or co-written by Randall.
Randall co-wrote the title track with labelmate Jessi Alexander. Patti Loveless adds her voice to “I Shouldn’t Do This,” which impacts radio July 18th. R.L. Castleman’s “My Life,” the lone cover, is a tribute to Randall’s bluegrass roots. Meanwhile, Alison Krauss adds harmony vocals on the track, “No Southern Comfort.”
To preview Walking Among The Living, Randall is set to play an acoustic showcase at New York City’s The Living Room on July 19th.
“Jon Randall is the entire package,” said John Grady, President of Sony Music Nashville. “He is an extremely talented vocalist, musician and songwriter. George Massenburg is one of most talented producers of our era. The two of them together have created a masterpiece that takes you on an incredible musical journey.”
Randall has served in the bands of Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush and Lyle Lovett and worked with everyone from Linda Ronstadt, Trisha Yearwood, and Patty Loveless to Bill Anderson, Earl Scruggs, John Cowan and Kid Rock. He was the only unknown signed on to Emmylou Harris’ backing band, the Nash Ramblers, in 1990. Randall won a 1992 Grammy for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for At The Ryman with Emmylou and the Ramblers. Randall also earned an International Bluegrass Music Association Award in 2004 and a TNN Music City News Country Award in 1996.
For more information on Jon Randall, please contact Rebecca Shapiro or Diana D’Angelo at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171. For more information about Sony Nashville, visit www.sonynashville.com.