With a little help from his friends at BMI, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett celebrated the release of his seventh solo album, Now It’s Tomorrow, at a sold-out show August 15 in his hometown, Athens, Georgia. Bramblett’s fourth project for New West Records, Now It’s Tomorrow has also attracted the support of the University of Georgia’s music business program, whose staffers and students have teamed with the label to promote the release.
Staged at hotspot the Melting Point, the show attracted more than 500 fans, steadily kept on their feet by the band’s r&b-inflected rock. Prior to the gig, BMI also hosted an intimate reception toasting the Randall Bramblett Band and the innovative partnership between New West and the University of Georgia.
BMI sponsors the Randall Bramblett album release party in Athens, Georgia.
Folks line up to get into the Melting Pot for Randall Bramblett’s BMI-sponsored showcase.
Pictured are (l-r): New West Records CEO George Fontaine, Bill Mallonee and BMI’s Dave Claassen.
Pictured are (l-r): back row: New West Records’ George Fontaine, Jr., New West Records CEO George Fontaine and BMI’s Dave Claassen; front row: University of Georgia’s (UGA) Bruce Burch, Athens Clarke County Mayor Heidi Davison, Randall Bramblett and John Keane.
Pictured are (l-r): New West Records’ Peter Jesperson, with rock outfit Ponderosa’s Kris Sampson, John Dance, Jon Thomas Hall, Kalen Nash and BMI’s David Claassen.
Randall Bramblett performs before a full house.
Pictured are (l-r): UGA’s Bruce Burch, New West Records CEO George Fontaine, New West Records’ George Fontaine Jr., Randall Bramblett, New West Records’ Peter Jesperson, Locos Grill Franchise COO Jamey Loftin and BMI’s David Claassen.
Photos by Daniel Peiken