Randall Kromm Releases Rough and Polished Stones to Radio September 1 Podcast

Trespass Music is pleased to release to world wide radio Randall Kromm's "Rough and Polished Stones" September 1st!!

With his third full-length CD, one of Boston's most prolific and respected singer-songwriters offers a collection of beautifully crafted and keenly observed songs that contemplate love, romance, and family from the perspective of middle age. Writing in varied styles, including folk, pop, bluegrass, and old-school jazz, Randall Kromm explores with insight and humor the experiences that give meaning to the relationships of couples growing older together. Rough and Polished Stones features the harmonies of Randall's talented daughters, and performing partners, Emma and Grace Kromm, in addition to the work of several top area instrumentalists. Randall plays guitar and bass on all tracks. 

A lifelong musician with a background in musical theater, early music, and the 1980s Boston indy pop scene, Randall Kromm reinvented himself as a folksinger in 2009 and soon realized he'd found his musical home.  Playing at coffeehouses, open mikes, and clubs in the greater Boston area, Randall quickly distinguished himself as a songwriter and performer.  In the years since, he has performed sold-out shows at Club Passim, New England's premier folk venue, released three CDs, Water Wheel, Holidays and Homecomings, and Time Won't Let Us Stay, and received a multitude of accolades from the music community, including Christine Lavin and Don White.  

"Clever songs of love and age from Randall Kromm on "Rough And Polished Stones." Grab your favorite cocktail, sit back, laugh and yeah, sniffle a little!" Joltin' Joe - Radio Nowhere

Randall's CR Release Concert will be held at Club Passim, November 6, 2017. Watch his website for more details. 

Musicians 
Joe Barbato piano (3, 7, 11), organ (3), accordion (2) 
Kevin Barry electric guitar (1, 6), lap steel (6) 
Mike Connors drums (1-3, 6, 8) 
Eric Kilburn acoustic guitar (3), mandolin (5, 8, 9) harmonies (1, 3, 6, 8, 9) 
Emma Kromm harmonies (3, 7, 9, 11) 
Grace Kromm harmonies (3, 4, 7, 11) 
Randall Kromm lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar (8) 
Billy Novick penny whistle (5), clarinet (10) 
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki violin (4, 9, 11) 

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Eric Kilburn at Wellspring Sound. Co-produced by Randall and Eric. 
All songs by Randall Kromm, (c) 2017 except "Water Wheel", (c) 2011. Cover design by Randall and Grace Kromm. Photography by Randall, Pam, and Grace Kromm. Layout by Grace Kromm.

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MORE ABOUT RANDALL

A lifelong musician with a background in musical theater, early music, and the 1980s Boston indy pop scene, Randall Kromm reinvented himself as a folksinger in 2009 and soon realized he'd found his musical home.  Playing at coffeehouses, open mikes, and clubs in the greater Boston area, Randall quickly distinguished himself as a songwriter and performer.  In the years since, he has performed sold-out shows at Club Passim, New England's premier folk venue, released three CDs, Water Wheel, Holidays and Homecomings, and Time Won't Let Us Stay, and received a multitude of accolades from the music community, including Christine Lavin and Don White.  

Randall is featured regularly at folk venues in the greater Boston area, often performing with his two teenage daughters, Emma and Grace, who have a natural gift for harmony.  Randall creates music that touches people, performing beautifully crafted songs of ordinary life that capture experiences and feelings we all share.  Employing a variety of musical styles, Randall conveys stories of family, love, hope, and the challenges of growing older with insight and wit.  His songs and live performances are leavened with humor, enabling the audience to laugh about life's difficulties.  

A prolific songwriter, but also a busy family man, Randall regularly debuts new material through his New Song Video Blog, which features home-spun videos of Randall's songs recorded in and around his home in Winchester, Massachusetts, and in a family vacation home in the small town of Belvidere, Vermont--the inspiration for many of the songs on Time Won't Let Us Stay.  

What people are saying  

Christine Lavin, a nationally touring folksinger, has hailed Randall's song "Water Wheel" as a "modern classic" and "a new folk standard."  Lavin called Kromm out of the audience at a recent show in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to play the song for her fans.  

New England performing legend Don White covered the song "Water Wheel" on his 2010 release Winning Streak.  White, who has recorded 11 CDs, had never covered another artist's music, but says the song "spoke to me deeply and immediatelyMy hope is that now lots of people will make the effort to discover the work of this very talented man."  

Ellen Schmidt, a musician and producer of folk shows in the Boston area calls Randall "one of the finest songwriters I have heard in the past couple of years. . . Randall can write about the ordinary things that are part of living, family, love, and work and touch his audience every time."  

Dan Cloutier, host of the Amazing Things Arts Center open mike and founder of Birch Beer Records, concurs: "Simply put, Randall Kromm is a masterful songwriter. He has the rare ability to look into the life of the common American and see the joys and pains we all have."  

Veteran folk performer Tom Smith agrees, saying "Randall’s songs of common life, love, family, hopes, and uncertainty are presented like a conversation with a friend over a dinner table. Intelligent yet fun, relaxed yet musically interesting, introspective yet universal – I find my thoughts returning to his music long after each performance."

More at Randall's website https://www.randallkromm.com/

Rough and Polished Stones now available on iTunes click HERE

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