Cassie Keenum Music

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Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett have joined forces to produce this masterpiece of an album. Keenum from Florida and Randlett from New Hampshire are a match made in heaven. Of the eleven songs on the album only one is not written by either one. Seventh Day is the first song and it’s a stunner. Upon hearing Keenums wonderful voice and the elegance at which the acoustic and lap steel guitar go together is a joy to behold. Rick Randlett is a superb guitarist throughout this album and Cassie Keenum compliments him perfectly with her sultry soulful voice. As you listen to the album one could be forgiven that it’s a Sunday morning type of offering. But this works every day of the week and twice on Sundays. All along is quite simply a brilliant song. Bonnie Raitt springs to mind at first but that would take away the elegance at which this song delivers. To equal the voice of Cassie Keenum, Randlett once more produces awesome guitar work. Hallelujah is the only cover on the album. Without a shadow of a doubt it is one of the finest renditions I’ve ever had the privilege of hearing. She’s Gone is where Randlett joins on vocals with each telling a story of lost love. Quite simply a stunning song. It’s almost impossible to say what is my favourite song on here but if pressed I’d probably pick Early In The Morning. This song would be just as superb hearing it on a porch or in an auditorium. Lest we forget the other great musicians on here, especially the virtuoso on harmonica that is Little Mike. The harmonica playing on 2 tracks is just sublime. Minute man is another showcasing the towering voice of Keenum. Reminiscent of Big Mama Thornton and Bessie Smith this girl has great talent. How Long is a fitting ending to a fantastic album. One of the best blues albums I’ve heard in a long time. And I’ve heard some great ones.