Randy Steele Randy Steele Chattanooga Tennessee http://randysteelemusic.com Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:27:35 +0000 randysteelemusic@gmail.com <![CDATA[2020 Update]]> Hello Everyone,

          After a fantastic 2019 full of touring and playing shows all over the east coast, I was very excited for 2020.  In 2019 I played 89 shows in 46 cities in 16 states, I was lucky enough to play banjo at Americanafest with my friends in 'Strung Like a Horse' and had new in roads into states and cities I had never played before.   My 2020 schedule was stacked with a live recording, 6/7 short runs thru the southeast and midwest, and a big tour and album release, all scheduled and booked.  In January I was able to do 5 sold out Live Recording Sessions in Chattanooga at The Woodshop.  In March after a successful run thru Atlanta, Macon, and Charleston SC the bottom dropped out and the year took a dramatic turn.  I canceled all of the shows that weren't canceled already and holed up at the house with the family and focused on my full time job as a Fire Captain for the City of Chattanooga in Tennessee.   I have been focusing a lot of energy on playing banjo and writing new material in hopes that one day I can get back on the road again.  The highlight of 2020 came in November when my friend and personal hero Darrell Scott came to town and asked me to sit in with him at The Barking Legs Theater, I have proof.   I have received some very thoughtful and encouraging emails and messages from a lot of the folks I've met over the years on the road.  Thank you all and I'll be sure to let folks know when it looks like new shows will be added to the schedule.  I hope all is well with you and your section of the world.


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/4230 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 08:51:58 -0500
<![CDATA[Spring Tour 2019!]]> I'm back out on the road in May/June 2019across most of the Southeast US.  Check the calendar for dates or watch this short video!

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/4017 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:58:16 -0400
<![CDATA['Moccasin Bender' Reviews]]> So I have been lucky enough to get a few reviews for 'Moccasin Bender'. To save time I'm linking a bunch of them here

Beat Media

The Ark of Music



For Folks Sake

Matheson Entertainment Blog

Review Fix

Chattanooga Pulse

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3663 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:21:16 -0400
<![CDATA['Moccasin Bender' review from Stereo Stickman]]> https://stereostickman.com/reviews/randy-steele-moccasin-bender/

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3662 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:14:02 -0400
<![CDATA['Moccasin Bender' Review from Skope Magazine]]> https://skopemag.com/2018/04/27/randy-steele-moccasin-bender

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3661 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:12:54 -0400
<![CDATA['Songs from the Suck' review from No Depression!]]> http://nodepression.com/album-review/songs-suck-randy-steele

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3660 Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:11:50 -0400
<![CDATA[New single "Mabbitt Springs" get featured in the Bluegrass Situation!]]> Holy crap ya'll, The Bluegrass Situation has been one of my favorite music pages for a few years now.  I am so stoked that they wanted to frickin' premiere the "Mabbit Springs" single release, I am kind of floored.  Thanks to the Bluegrass Sitch and Whiplash PR and all the good folks involved.  Check it out here

The Bluegrass Situation

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3641 Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:02:50 -0400
<![CDATA["Mobile Soon" wins at the 16th Annual IMAs]]> Randy Steele is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Honored at Lincoln Center in
The 16th Annual Independent Music Awards

Nik West, Reeve Carney, Esprit D’Air, Eh440, Karim Baggili, Sofía Rei, Anish Sood,
Air Traffic Controller, John McEuen, Rozina Pátkai, Jake La Botz, and The Bankesters
are among this year’s honorees

Chattanooga's] own Randy Steele received top honors in the Bluegrass Song at The 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential program for independent artists and releases. "Mobile Soon" from the also nominated album "Songs from the Suck" was honored alongside projects by Nik West, Reeve Carney, Esprit D’Air, Eh440, Karim Baggili, Sofía Rei, Anish Sood, Air Traffic Controller, John McEuen, Rozina Pátkai, Jake La Botz, and The Bankesters at the annual awards ceremony held at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on Saturday, March 31st.

The winning projects were selected by esteemed artist and industry judging panels which included: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael W. Smith, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Sepultura, and Fiona Joy among many others; as well as press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim. More than 54,000 online fan votes determined The IMA Vox Pop Winners in Song and Video categories.

A complete list of The 16th IMA Winners available at http://independentmusicawards.com/16th-independent-music-awards-winners/

Reeve Carney was among the night's biggest winners for his debut solo album Youth Is Wasted which earned 5 wins in the Adult Contemporary Album & Song, Acoustic Song and Rock/Hard Rock Song categories; Matthew Huff was the fan favorite in Alt. Country Song, Country Song and Social Action Song categories; Compass Records recording artists The Bankesters, won both the judge and fan votes for their Bluegrass cover of the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”

The 4-hour ceremony featured award presentations in 94 music and visual arts categories, and performances by 10 nominated acts which included: John McEuen, Reeve Carney, Berta Moreno, Wordsmith, Taylor Grey, Luz Pinos, Jackknife Stiletto, Cary Morin and Nik West. A cypher featuring Rap/Hip-Hop nominees Talya La Lia, Dom Gotti, Amiss O.mega, Marcaux and SplytSecond opened the evening’s ceremony.

“The IMAs celebrate the artists who dare to create something extraordinary... without major label support” said IMA Executive Director, Martin Folkman. “From traditional to avant garde and every music genre in between, The Independent Music Awards provides a platform for a diverse range of incredible self-released and indie label talent at every stage of their careers” Folkman said.

Artists from Austria, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Spain, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia and USA were among those honored at The 16th IMAs.


Now in its 17th year, the influential Independent Music Awards honor the year’s best music projects by self-released and indie label talent. And connects them to new performance, promotion and distribution opportunities. The program receives entries from 95 countries on 6 continents. Nominated projects are winnowed from thousands of submissions, and are determined by panels of influential artists, music industry executives and fans.

Past winners and nominees include ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Amy Lee, Band of Skulls, Ben Kweller, Bright Eyes, Camila Meza, Flying Lotus, Jackson Browne, Killer Mike, Lacuna Coil, Macy Gray, Melissa Ferrick, JD McPherson, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, Radio Radio, RuPaul, Speech, Valerie June and Yemi Alade.

Submissions for The 17th annual Independent Music Awards open in Spring 2018. Details available at www.IndependentMusicAwards.com

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3640 Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:54:39 -0400
<![CDATA["Songs from the Suck" and "Mobile Soon" get 16th Annual IMA nominations]]> Randy Steele Among The Year's Most Exceptional Music Projects
Nominated In The 16th annual Independent Music Awards

Randy Steele, Reeve Carney, Harriet, Death Valley High, Eh440, Jane Siberry, Jackknife Stiletto, Dan Zanes, Fiona Joy, Next To None, Taylor Grey, Esprit d’Air, Wordsmith, Rozina Pátkai, Karim Baggili, Air Traffic Controller, Ganda Boys, Amiss O.mega (featuring Snoop Dogg) and The Bankesters Among The 16th IMA Nominees

New York, NY February 13, 2018  Americana/Bluegrass banjo playing songwriter Randy Steele of Chattanooga Tennessee was named as a Nominee in The 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential honors for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie label projects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 96 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories. 

Nominated along with Randy Steele is an
eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars include: Taylor Grey, Esprit d’Air, Harriet, Fiona Joy, Dan Zanes, Next To None, Rozina Pátkai, Air Traffic Controller, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Jane Siberry and The Bankesters.  Fan-nominated artists in the Song and Video categories include: Reeve Carney, Matthew Huff, MADYX, Ganda Boys, Karim Baggili and Amiss O.mega [featuring Snoop Dogg]. Click here for a full list of The 16th IMA Nominees and Categories

The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Slayer, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael W. Smith, Sepultura, Amy Lee [Evanescence] among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

Voting on The IMA site for the fan selected Music, Video & Design winners runs from  February 20th - March 20th at https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com

WINNERS ANNOUNCED at The IMAs Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center

The year’s best self-released and indie label projects will be announced March 31st  
from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The free annual indie music celebration draws artists, fans and influencers from around the globe for awards, performances, discussions and parties.

IMA winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at: IndependentMusicAwards.com

Artistry. Originality. Excellence.

Now in its 17th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group honor the year’s most exceptional & artistically daring music projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe. And connects them to new performance, promotion, distribution and fans.

Program winners and nominees include extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers and include Amy Lee, Masta Ace, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl In A Coma, Apples in stereo, Pokey LaFarge, Killer Mike among many more.

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3639 Sat, 14 Jul 2018 10:49:38 -0400
<![CDATA[ArtistRack reviews 'Songs from the Suck']]> Thanks ArtistRack!!!


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3229 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:49:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Stereo Stickman reviews 'Songs from the Suck']]> Big thanks to the folks at Stereo Stickman for all the kind words!


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3228 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:47:39 -0500
<![CDATA[Twangri-La reviews 'Songs from the Suck']]> Whoo whoo!  Twangri-La reviewed the album!!!


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3227 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:45:55 -0500
<![CDATA[Middle Tennessee Music reviews 'Songs from the Suck']]> Check it out!


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3226 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:44:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Indie Band Guru reviews 'Songs from the Suck']]> Check it out!


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3225 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:42:08 -0500
<![CDATA[New Album Review and November/December 2017]]> Check it out!


Thanks to all the great folks who came out to Fireside at Greenway Farms this past week, that was a lot of fun.  New shows added to the calendar soon including Slim Pickins BlueGrass shows and Solo shows!

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3208 Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:17:39 -0500
<![CDATA["Mobile Soon" places 3rd at Circa-Blue Songwriting Contest]]> Check this out.

Bluegrass Today

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/3028 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:16:24 -0400
<![CDATA[Sleeping Bag Studios reviews Songs from the Suck]]> Check out the review here

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2944 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:47:25 -0500
<![CDATA[The Pulse reviews 'Songs from the Suck']]>


https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2905 Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:27:48 -0500
<![CDATA[Randy on the Open Mic Spotlight!]]> Check out Randy's interview and a few tunes from the Open Mic Spotlight  with Heather Holt, episode 16.  You can find it here

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2851 Sat, 07 Jan 2017 13:03:54 -0500
<![CDATA[Randy featured on Soundcorps Spotlight]]> Randy was featured on Soundcorps Spotlight, check it out here!

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2850 Sat, 07 Jan 2017 12:59:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Album Release Party Nov 26th!!!]]> Hey Everyone, the actual release of the album is coming up on Nov 26th at the Honest Pint in Chattanooga!  Come see Slim Pickins Bluegrass, The Blues Hammer Band, and Randy Steele Band!  All proceeds from the door go to a great cause ( https://www.chattanoogaroomintheinn.com ), come on out for a grand time!

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2700 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 12:15:06 -0500
<![CDATA["Mobile Soon"]]> Decided to go ahead and put out a few live things over the next little bit.  Here is a quick run at "Mobile Soon" from the 2nd Injii broadcast.  Check it out  If you like the song, it will be out on the album due out in October.

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2461 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:51:09 -0400
<![CDATA[Randy to be part of Injii's 2nd broadcast on 8/18/16 @ 7pm Est]]>      Randy will be taking part in Injii's second broadcast and releasing a sneak peek into the new album that is due out in Oct 2016.  "Mobile Soon" is one of the cuts you can see on Thursday at 7pm on www.injii.com .  Check the video below to see a clip from tomorrow's broadcast.  It's free and offers an excellent opportunity to donate to some of Chattanooga's deserving local non profits.  

Promo Video

https://www.randysteelemusic.com/blog/post/2448 Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:32:59 -0400