As if his spectacular album Shot Glass wasn’t enough for 2022, Randall King has released a six song live acoustic EP as the icing on the cake.
The EP was recorded live at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville in 2021 and features King stripping it down to the acoustic version of six new ones from Shot Glass. If you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to his latest album yet, you need to. It’s one of the best records of 2022 so far.
Shot Glass showcases King’s whiskey-soaked, honky-tonking, classic country sound. A concept album of sorts that provides insights and narratives from the views of different people in a bar, the record covers all the necessary topics of heartbreak, love, and good times.
Being that Shot Glass is King’s major label debut, several of the album’s songs had previously been released at various points throughout his independent career.
Live at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville takes the six brand new songs that have all become staples in King’s catalog and live sets, and shines a new light on them.
“I got a chance to take over Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville and make some acoustic recordings of some of the favorite songs off the new record Shot Glass. I picked these songs because they became a staple at our live shows.
They’re all upbeat, with passion and energy that I love. They’re the newest songs on the record that weren’t part of another project, so I wanted to showcase these six.”
Here’s the tracklist.
1. Roger, Miller Lite and Me (Live at Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, 2021)
2. Can’t You Feel How That Sounds (Live at Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, 2021)
3. Baby Do (Live at Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, 2021)
4. You In A Honky Tonk (Live at Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, 2021)
5. Record High (Live at Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, 2021)
6. Hard Way To Make It Rain (Live at Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, 2021)
A native of Amarillo, Texas, King is truly poised to hit the big time sooner or later.
Heavily influenced by Keith Whitley, George Strait, and several other heavy hitters from the ‘80s and ‘90s, King’s sound is reminiscent of the music from those eras that we all know and love.
A talented songwriter with the perfect voice to match, Randall King is more than good enough to fill the void in revitalizing this older sound that not enough artists in Nashville are making. He has the potential to be a superstar in country music.
King has tons of tour dates across the country set for the next couple of months, and I am sure there are more to be announced for the rest of 2022. Listen to his music and catch a show when he comes to a city near you.
His latest album Shot Glass and the Live at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville EP are great places to start.