Born and raised in the south Georgia town of Jesup, during childhood young Randall Bramblett was first introduced to soul and rock ‘n’ roll through his older sister’s record collection. “One day she brought home some Ray Charles, and it was all over, from then on I was hooked,” according to Bramblett. He began listening to R&B on the distant radio airwaves of WLAC in Nashville. After R&B, which had a major influence on him, came Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.
After playing in R&B bands throughout high school and college, Bramblett began writing his own songs. He earned a name for himself as a session horn player in Macon and Atlanta. Signed to an album deal with Polydor, he released a pair of albums, “That Other Mile” and “Light of the Night,” but continued working as a sideman for others, among them Gregg Allman. In the late 1970s Bramblett joined his longtime friend Chuck Leavell as a member of Sea Level for several years.