Randall is truly an American treasure! Singer, songrwiter, solo artist, session player and touring musician are terms that describe what Randall does . . . His music is beyond words . . . From his days working with Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell, Elvin Bishop, Steve Winwood and BJ Thomas to writing songs with/for Bonnie Raitt and Deep Purple's Roger Glover, Randall has never lost focus on being the best he can be. This live recording has NO overdubs and take you places you didn't think existed these days. In his own words, Randall shares his life and career as a songwriter, performer, studio musician and recording artist. His frank discussions of his life down "a crooked highway" will give you a new appreciation of this precious gift of music he gives us all!
Rock/Blues Artist, Writer, Producer
An integrated concert and interview, complete with archive footage and photos a la "Inside the Actors Studio" meets "Austin City Limits". Rick shares his meteoric rise to fame as the 17 year old leader of The McCoys (Hang On Sloopy), struggle to escape the "bubble gum" stereotype, working with Johnny and Edgar Winter, producing 8 grammys for Wierd Al, bad career moves and faith. Rick performs "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo", "Still Alive and Well", "Free Ride", "Frankenstein", "Hang on Sloopy" and "I Am A Real American" plus some new material. His guitar playing is impeccable, the band sounds great and his stories are honest and captivating.
Little Feat (Founding Member), Keyboardist, Solo Artist
Bill Payne, a highly sought-after studio keyboardist, songwriter and performer, is also a well-respected photographer. Although not a household name, you can't listen to the radio without hearing Bill Payne. He has credits on over 350 popular records for artists like Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Doobie Brothers, Bryan Adams, Carly Simon, Jackson Brown and James Taylor to name just a few. Bill traces his musical roots,discusses recording hit records, and delves into his world of photography. He performs familiar songs, movie soundtracks, and freeform jam with drummer Gabe Ford. This is a highly motivating program for musicians to gain insights for mastering an instrument.
MARTY BALIN - $19.99 +S&H
Jefferson Airplane (founder), Jefferson Starship, Solo Artist
In addition to his music, Marty is a prolific painter. Marty traces his musical career from the 60's San Francisco scene, shows his artwork and discusses the craft of painting. Marty shares the conflicts within The Jefferson Airplane and Starship as well as some insights on Grace Slick and fame. Marty and his band perform "Miracles", "Hearts", "Runaway", "With Your Love", "Count On Me" and "Comin' Back To Me" as well as brand new material. Segments are filled out with archive footage, personal photos and Marty's paintings.
Livingston “LIV” Taylor never wanted to be famous like his older brother James. However, he is obsessed with the art of writing and performing music. As a full professor of stage performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he was able to smuggle out some former students for this show. The performances are inspired! Also inspiring are Livingston’s accounts of growing up in a musical family, victory over substance and insights into the music business . . . then and now. He is unforgettable!