OXFORD, Miss. – The Music of the South series, which highlights intimate evenings with Southern performers at the University of Mississippi, continues Tuesday (Nov. 13) with Randall Bramblett.
A partnership between the university’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Music of the South Concert Series is set for 6 p.m. in the Ford Center’s Studio Theater, which has a capacity of 150 people.
Tickets are available for $10 through the University of Mississippi Box Office, 662-915-7411, and at the door.
“The first concert in the Music of the South series had an excellent crowd for the show by Caroline Herring,” said Ted Ownby, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. “The goals of the series, offering good and creative music at an early-evening event in a setting where people can be close to the performer, all seemed to work out exceptionally well.”
Bramblett is a Georgia native who has been a sought-after songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sideman over the years. He has played with Traffic, Sea Level, the Allman Brothers Band and numerous other bands. Growing up with James Brown as a hero, Bramblett learned to write and play music that cuts across multiple genres.
“The music Randall Bramblett plays helps us think about a pretty wide range of music with roots in the South: rock and soul especially, and also jazz, gospel and the blues,” Ownby said. “He’s a thoughtful songwriter, and he’s a great musician who plays multiple instruments and has played with lots of extraordinary people.”
Bramblett’s solo career began in the mid ’70s with two critically acclaimed albums on Polydor Records and continues with his releases on New West Records. His talent as a songwriter is well-documented, and his songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Widespread Panic, Jorma Kaukonen, Delbert McClinton and more.
With a large body of work to his credit, Randall’s songwriting and band are getting as much attention as his musicianship with other top players. At the Ford Center, he will be performing a solo show, singing and playing keyboards.
For more information or for assistance related to a disability, call 662-915-2787.