Posted by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 11, 2023 at 8:30am on blues.gr
Randy Lee Riviere, delivered an album with today’s blues/rock anthems as well as Americana’s rootsy vibes.
Randy Lee Riviere is a moving target. Once you think you know who he is as a recording artist, you hear something seemingly out of the character you’ve envisioned in your mind. Your initial description may have been ‘folk rock’ in the Neil Young tribe. Then you may say, no, he’s a country – outlaw/country artist, see Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash …then it may be southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Blackfoot. Or maybe the Beatles, the Kinks, The Moody Blues. Marty Robbins? Ian Tyson … sure! ZZ Top? Absolutely. And on it goes. As you listen to the last 20 or so years of his work … through his years as “Mad Buffalo,” spanning four albums: A Good Bad Road, Fool Stand, Wilderness and Red and Blue, then onto his solo Randy Lee Riviere work and his 2021 album, Wyoming, you’ll hear all these musical gyrations.