Song of the Day: Randall Goodgame

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Last night I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic ‘house’ concert featuring a whole slew of Square Peg folks. Notably absent was Randall Goodgame but that didn’t stop the other Pegs from telling some hilarious stories about him.

Although it’s tempting to repeat those stories here, I won’t. You’ll just have to be sure to make your way to Nashville the next time the Pegs get together. Instead, Randall gets the Song of the Day today and I’ll let him tell you a story with this song.

It’s from his most recent recording Bluebird and it’s called “All The Years.” Enjoy.

Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


5 Comments

  1. Russ Ramsey

    @russramsey

    I love this record. True story: there was a stretch of about 6 months last year where it took work to pull up something other than my Randall Goodgame playlist whenever I sat down to work. And I almost always started with Bluebird. These songs unfold in layers– which are, to me, the best kind.

  2. RG

    Poor, poor me and my slanderous friends.

    Missed you guys (and gals) last night. For the fellowship and also the melodies and rhymes so fines dey be crimes.

    Thanks for the love, Pete, and Russ.

  3. Jim A

    This song is so much more inspiring when an electric train whistle/chug-chug sound goes off in the background right after the bridge isn’t it Randall?

    Seriously folks, if you haven’t gotten Bluebird the album, run (don’t walk) to the RR store and buy it now. It may be worth it just for California alone but add in the Calgon song (as my wife calls “all the years”) and Jubilee with it’s tantalizing word interpretations (the Rain?, the Rein?, Loraine! ahhh!) and it’s crazy good. And my girls ask to hear Bluebird on very regular occasions.

    Jim A

  4. RG

    For those of you that have clicked and listened, I should give proper props to frequent Rabbit Room contributer Stephen Lamb for the deeply moving string arrangement. If you haven’t listened, it is worth the 4 minutes just to hear the Love Sponges sawing away on Stephen’s orchestration.

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