Song of the Day: Randall Goodgame

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Last time we heard from Randy, it was the first part of his Peanuts trilogy. Part 2 is an interlude, so I combined it with Part 3 so you can experience the beautiful way they go together. Excellent craftsmanship all around, from the (Ben Shive) production to the playing to the singing to the punch-yourself-in-the-face-because-it’s-so-good songwriting. If you don’t have this record yet, you really should. It’s on iTunes and here in the Rabbit Room Store. By the way, since Randy won’t brag about it himself, Charles Schultz’s wife wrote Randy a letter thanking him for this fine tribute to her husband. How cool is that?

P.S. If you live in the Nashville area, come out to the city of Franklin’s summer Movies in the Park event this Friday night to see the new VeggieTales film that features “The Biscuit of Zazzamarandabo”, a new silly song by Randy and me. We’ll be there, nervously evaluating the audience’s sense of humor. Here’s the link for more info.

As a singer-songwriter and recording artist, Andrew has released more than ten records over the past fifteen years. His music has earned him a reputation for writing songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. He has also followed his gifts into the realm of publishing. His books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga.


6 Comments

  1. Ron Davis

    The first time I heard Randall play the trilogy back-to-back-to-back was at New City Cafe in Knoxville. I swear you could hear a pin drop in that room.

    “if you love, be prepared to lose” – one of my favorite lines ever.

  2. Chris P

    I have to say I’m very unhappy… (or not)…
    somehow I made it through hearing part one without buying the album but hearing this today broke down my resolve. And it’s amazing by the way. I love it.

  3. Randall Goodgame

    @randallgoodgame

    I must say, the piano playing on this whole trilogy is breathtaking. I am quite at home on the piano (thanks Eric), but I am no fool. Our resident prodigy, Ben Shive, was producing the record with me, so I asked him to play on the songs. If you listen close, after the Gershwin line in Part 1, Ben throws in a melody line from “Rhapsody in Blue.”

    Thanks for the comments, y’all.

  4. Chris R

    I am impressed. Moved. And as I pull out the copy of the very last Peanut’s drawn, it is enough to bring a tear. Well done, well done. Though I shouldnt be suprised. And a friend just sent me the Midtown Cd, well done on that as well, I am enjoying it.

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