Hickory – The Sails Original Music Series returns to downtown this Friday, September 23, with the Randall Bramblett Band. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. under The Sails on the Square.

Esteemed singer-songwriter Randall Bramblett is a multi-instrumentalist musician with a rock 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

Sails Music Coordinator Bob Sinclair called the Randall Bramblett Band “an extraordinary group of rockers from the Athens area.”

“Randall is considered Southern Rock Royalty for playing alongside rock heroes and writing songs that top the charts,” Sinclair added.

Bramblett has shared stages with Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Marc Cohn, and Widespread Panic, among others. He is also a noted songwriter – he penned the title track for the Grammy-nominated Blind Boys of Alabama’s last album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Chuck Leavell, and more. Rolling Stone described Bramblett as “one of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.” But it’s Bramblett’s own career as frontman where his artistry is in full display.

He has recorded 12 albums with the last seven done for New West Records. Deep into his self-described second act of his solo career, Bramblett’s talents are repeatedly praised by musicians, critics, DJs, and fans. His band members are the South’s best players known for creating exciting live shows.

For the concert, audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs in addition to seating available at Union Square. A variety of close-by bars and restaurants offer food and beverages within the Hickory Downtown Social District.

The City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series presents excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of numerous sponsors.

Special thanks to local companies Atriax, PLLC and David E. Looper & Company, and returning sponsors Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza.

The Lonesome Ace Stringband will finish out this year’s music series on Friday, September 30.

For more information about the Sails Original Music Series and upcoming bands, please visit www.HickoryNC.gov/SailsMusic and follow the Sails Original Music Series Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SailsMusic.
Randall Bramblett Band