PressReview by Hall Of Fame Songwriter Dallas Frazier
Written by: Dallas Frazier
Hall of Fame Songwriter
known for "Elvira", "There Goes My Everything" "Alley Oop"," 14 Caret Mind" and so many other great songs
I sat down yesterday afternoon, Sunday the 27th and listened to Randy’s new CD. Highway 59. I have recently had the privilege of becoming friends with Randy. A good looking Texas boy, who I would say has the goods! He’s a warm outgoing young man with a smile that makes all the difference between success and failure.
In checking out the credits on his CD, I noticed that he used the best of musicians. David Briggs/piano and Norbert Putnam/electric bass are legendary musicians. In other words, this is a professional project.
Being an old songwriter, I listened for the marriage of melody and lyrics. For lines that give birth to mental videos. I wasn’t disappointed. The range of his songs touch all of our emotions. Pertaining to his delivery, Randy has a clear, mellow voice that is full of heart and seasoned with soul. Put the CD on……kick back……and get ready for some good listening!
The song that really stands out to me is #8. Refuge. This one would be my selection to push.
Hey Randy, get out there and knock ‘um out son! You can do it!
Your Friend and Fan,
Hall Of Fame Songwriter
Bert Gagnon Review
Randy Moore“HWY 59”
Written by Bert Gagnon, Neon Music Radio, Neon Productions Radio
Randy Moore's new cd release “HWY 59” is a fresh and bold concept. Highly entertaining and the themes represented are surely a device to stir your imagination. Targeted themes are of going home, role models, people admired and respected, fragile human conditions, radio, loyalty and a double murder.
Each song has clever lyrical phrasing and outstanding musicianship. Memorable melodies creates the illusion of imaging within the themes and put together with excellent lyrical content you can empathize fully even if you have never lived that experience. Of course, not many of us have experienced a double murder but the imagery is quite vivid.
The cd single “Paw” is a testament to a positive childhood role model and the rewards of that experience through adulthood. It also reminds us that everyone is someone's child no matter what our age and we are all a reflection of our role models from our early years. The piano backing adds to the emotion of this theme and will surely be a hit.
This country cd also represents blues, easy listening and rock. “Sunshine State of Mind” is a trop rock that rivals Buffett standards.
Key tracks on “HWY 59” cd are “Paw”, “Sunshine State of Mind”, “Broken”, “When A Woman Gets The Blues” and “Refuge”.
Distinguished musicians on this cd are Tony Harrell (acoustic piano), David Briggs (acoustic piano), Gregg Murrow (drummer) and Norbert Putman (bass).
“HWy 59” is more than music. More than lyrics. It's Randy Moore's story.
You will enjoy each song on“Highway 59” at the highest level and it just may mirror your own story.
Scott Wikle Review
Producer and host of My Kind Of Country
on Fish Creek Radio
Randy Moore’s album “HWY 59” is not a commercial sounding album for the casual listener, but rather for true musical connoisseur who wants to be taken on a journey. I consider the songs on this album to be what I would term musical therapy. No matter your walk of life, or your taste in music, this album contains songs that we can all relate to in some unique way.
One of the songs on this album that I can personally relate to is “Paw”. Having lost my father several years ago, this song hits very close to my heart with the emotions and message that Randy is conveying here.
Another personal favorite is “Goin’ Back To Texas”, which talks about returning to the place where you grew up. Moving away from where you spent your youth is a natural progression toward building your own life and creating your own path in life. However, going back to where you truly call home, even if only for a visit, brings back a flood of childhood memories and emotions. It’s obvious to me this was a very heartfelt song for Randy to write and record.
“Sunshine State Of Mind” puts me in mind of a Jimmy Buffett type song. It’s one of those tunes that you can put on that allows you to get away, even if only in your mind, to a beautiful and calm place where you can relax and take a breather from the grind of everyday life.
To me, an artist that is not only a great singer and musician, but also a songwriter that is able to paint portraits like a master painter through their songs, is what gives them longevity and worthy of being passed along from generation to generation. Randy Moore has done that masterfully with this album. It has enriched my life, touched my heart and I am certain you will experience the same when you listen to “HWY 59”
Harry Teaford Review
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Written by Harry Teaford ,General Manager Radio A1A
Randy Moore has taken the 'Trop Rock' music world by tropical storm. Randy's first contribution, "Sunshine State Of Mind'" has changed the entire mindset of the Genre'. After setting records for remaining #1 in the 'Trop 40', Randy Moore is now driving the 'Trop Rock' wave to heights never dreamed possible !
Tom Lambert Review
Written by: Tom Lambert. CEO.
Promoter, Publisher, Radio Presenter.
'The Independent Music Show'
Randy Moore & HWY59....
Well HWY59 becomes part of Interstate 69 from North Cleveland on through Humble and Houston to just passed Brazos in the great State of Texas, where Randy Moore was born, raised and picked on his first guitar. He paid his dues in Honky-Tonks all over his home-state and went on to take his kind of Real-Country Music to the world stage from Monaco to Shanghai China and them some.
It has been my pleasure to have been chosen by Randy and his Publicist Ginny Foley to feature Randy and his latest album HWY59 on 'The Independent Music Show' over a period of nine weeks both on the show and in 'The Independent Music Show Magazine', and also with Social Media exposure.
I found the album HWY59 infectious, with vocal qualities, interpretations and songs that make you realize that Randy Moore as writer and performer has an in-depth understanding of his craft.
From the first track 'Broken' to the last 'When A Woman Gets The Blues' Randy has a way to make you want to hear more.
Tracks 'Highway 59 Revisited, Paw and Goin' Back' To Texas made me believe Randy in his heart never ever left Humble and never will....'Refuge' and 'Roll Me Another One' give me a John Lennon feel....'Santa Monica Pier' threw me a curve...which needed Colombo to solve and Sunshine State Of Mind made me just want to go have a beer and relax on a beach, while 'Things I Like' reminded me I'm human and wanted to listen to this album. all over again.
It is with conviction I recommend you buy this album and if Randy Moore ever gets to your 'Burg'...don't miss his performance...I guarantee, you won't be disappointed....Enjoy!
Danny Lynn Review
Written by Danny Lynn, "The Tiki Man"
Tiki Man Radio
Randy Moore's refreshing style of music and genuine style of who he is as a person, comes out in his new CD HWY 59, with childhood memories and stories that come alive in a unique way only Randy can do.
Having met Randy, I truly feel honored to call him a friend. If you like his new CD HWY 59 then you'll truly like Randy because it's all one in the same.
Written John Payne
Hunter's Bay Radio
Randy Moore is as genuine as you can get. His music is true to who he is with a little humor added in to many of his songs. Once you begin to listen to the lyrics, you will want to relax and absorb the way Randy tells a story in song. Great vocals and excellent musicians recorded this laid back album of pure talent. What makes the album HWY. 59 enticing, is you don't even have to be a Country Music Fan to enjoy this awesome sound!
Randy Moore Releases A New Album
Nashville- based Native Texan , Randy Moore is releasing his new album, “Hwy 59” on Saturday Oct 1 on Highway 59 Records ™.
Produced by Randy Moore with Norbert Putman, executive in charge of production. Randy wrote 7 of the songs and co-wrote 3.
Album highlights include radio trop-rock summer hit, “Sunshine State Of Mind”, Texas alt-country tunes, “Goin’ Back To Texas” and “Highway 59 Revisited”, the soulfully tinged numbers, “Roll Me Another One” and “Things That I Like”, a double-murder rocker tune, “Santa Monica Pier”, a new folk ballad and personal tribute song. “Paw”, plus 3 more. “Hwy 59” may not have something for everyone but it does have something for someone.
Randy Moore is from Humble, Texas. His writing & recording career began at the age of 15. Randy was a staple of the Houston and later the Texas music scene. Playing weekly shows at world famous Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas, in addition to shows and dance halls in Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Waco, San Antonio, and Austin. Randy, made his way to Nashville sometime later and was featured as a guest artist act with Vince Gill, Hank Williams Jr., Bruce Springsteen, and Jon Bon Jovi as well as a guest artist on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry. He formed a friendship in the late 90's with his musical mentor and friend, Carl Perkins. Today, Randy Moore travels the world stage from Monaco to Shanghai, China, performing his music for a diverse audience of music fans.
“Hwy 59” features some of the finest musicians. Greg Morrow on Drums & percussion, Norbert Putmam and R S Baggett on Electric Bass Guitar, Tony Harrell and David Briggs on Acoustic Piano, John Kerns plays Pedal Steel Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar and Harmonica and Randy Moore plays Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Keys.
For more info about this album and Randy Moore, contact him at www.highway59records.com .