Following up on an impressive debut in 2007, California recording artist/songwriter/performer Elliot Randall and his band The Deadmen are set to release their sophomore album Caffeine & Gasoline on Tuesday, February 9th.
Caffeine & Gasoline features a collection of songs that blend three-part harmonies with outlaw country, rock and the band's own brand of rhythm & blues. The album was recorded and produced at Mission Bells Studio in San Francisco by David Simon-Baker (ALO, Jackie Greene, The Mother Hips) and Randall. It features Randall's core band, The Deadmen - Kyle Caprista (drums,vocals), James Deprato (guitars,banjo,mandolin) and Danilo Lopez (bass, vocals), and a special guest appearance by Jackie Greene on keys. Caffeine & Gasoline builds on the strengths that were characteristic of Randall's debut.
"a sweet voice, a keen eye, a deft hand with lyrics, and a great command of production dynamics."
Jessie Scott, MusicFog
Says Randall: "Caffeine & Gasoline was an easy album to make and, at the same time, the album I've always wanted to make. Nearly everything on it was recorded live, straight to tape, with all the guys playing as a band. I hope this album proves that you can be a singer/songwriter and still get a groove going. I wanted this album to show that it's okay to rock a little bit. And having a kick ass band helps too..."
Elliot spent much of his childhood in the south and was raised with a deep appreciation for country music. When the now 27-year-old independently released his debut album (Take The Fall) he found himself an early stand-out with critics thanks to a mood and lyrics that "defy his tender years" (Americana UK). The influences of a true cowboy country-songwriter father, a collegiate, literary mother and his heroes like Lyle Lovett, Bob Seger and Delbert McClinton have converged in songs like title track, Caffeine and Gasoline, the working-man's Getting My Nerve Up and Elliot's signature, sweet-voiced songs like Too Lucky Too Long and Chasing My Tail.
Randall and the band have found themselves an ever-widening audience this year, opening for acts like Junior Brown, Hayes Carll, The Steve Miller Band, Wynonna, Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles, Poco) and others.
Randall and the Deadmen will hit the road for a tour of their own beginning in late January.
January 28, 2010 - Riverside Bar & Grill - Red Bluff, CA
January 29, 2010 - Vintner's Cellar Custom Winery - Redding, CA
January 30, 2010 - Mamma Llama Coffeehouse - Weaverville, CA
More at elliotrandall.com