Live Rock & Acoustic Music
Singer. Writer. Performer.
Originally from Detroit, Randall’s main musical influences were The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Seger, Joe Walsh, Joni Mitchell, Heart, Styx, Seals & Crofts, Santana, Foreigner, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Mark Heard, Phil Keaggy and many other 60’s, 70’s and 80’s rock bands that shaped popular culture unto this day.
Over the years, Randall developed and honed his songwriting abilities and guitar playing style that includes multiple alternate tunings he incorporated into his original songs that are featured on three CDs including an EP recorded, mixed and mastered in Los Angeles released in 2016, 2018 and 2020.
During his fifteen years in Los Angeles, between 2004 and 2019, Randall began networking with local musicians hoping to take his music to the next level in the recording studio. That opportunity materialized after meeting Dave Woeckener, now President at My Free and Clear Music, who introduced him to recording engineer and guitarist Per Kjeller. That studio and music relationship led to the production of three studio CDs featuring some of the industries’ top artists. There Must Be More was released January 2016 and includes world renowned flautist Pedro Eustache, who plays the Duduk on Paul McCartney’s Jenny Wren. Mr. Eustache is also in the video Concert for George and has studied and played with the late Ravi Shankar and performs in concert with Yanni. The three tracks that Pedro Eustache is featured on There Must Be More are: Whidbey Island (Mirakya’s Cove), Love Shining Down and A Fond Farewell. Also featured is Joie Shettler (formerly with The Brian Setzer Orchestra) on background vocals, who currently tours with Perry Farrell’s The Kind Heaven Orchestra (Lollapalooza, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert). Renown cellist, Ginger Murphy (The Voice, The Grammys, NBC’s This Is Us) plays the cello on Randall’s debut and third CD as well.
In December 2018, while working in the studio on what could be considered his magnum opus City Streets, Randall released a six-song EP titled Pouring Rain, featuring Edoardo “Edo” Tancredi on drums. Edo is extensively sought out in LA in many recording studios and music venues as the go-to drummer for his skills in a wide variety of musical projects and performances. Edo toured with Magnetico opening for rock ‘n roll elites, KISS, on several occasions. Edo, also known as “Tanc” [pronounced Tank], plays drums and percussion on all of Randall’s CDs, exclusively.
City Streets, released September 2020, is by far the biggest music project and endeavor ever undertaken by Randall due to the number of songs, instrumentation and shear number of musicians/vocalists and recording engineers involved. There are a total of eighteen musicians overall on the nineteen-track CD recorded at three studios in southern California. Final mastering on this CD and on There Must Be More was done by world-renowned, multi-Grammy award-winning Senior Master Engineer, Gavin Lurssen and his team at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, CA. Two of the album tracks. City Streets (No Law, No Order) and Ocean Blue features world renowned pedal steel guitarist Marty Rifkin, whose album and artist contributions include Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Beck, LeAnn Rimes, Jewel, Elton John. the late Tom Petty and the late Glen Campbell, among others. Ginger Murphy plays cello on two tracks: Guitar Man and Potter’s Field. Joie Shetler sings accompanying vocals on Guitar Man and background vocals on Stand My Ground. Other artists include Per Kjeller (Lead guitar, classical guitar and keyboards), Melinda Walker, Ashley Oiknine, Jennifer Crutchfield, Cheryl Scott, DeShaude Barner, Steven Santiago (background vocals), Mark Visher (Tenor Saxophone), Tony Guerrero (Trumpet), Ben White (Bass guitar), Tim Butterworth (Keyboards), Danielle Ondarza (French horn), Dave Bernal (Harmonica), Stefan Nordin (strings arrangements on Run). In addition to writing all songs, Randall sings vocals, plays bass, electric, acoustic, classical, slide guitar and Mandocello.
Randall’s music is available on most streaming apps (i.e., iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube) and available for purchase in MP3and CD format at Amazon.com. You can visit Randall’s music site at www.randallkwalker.com.