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Randy and the Retreads


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    If This Ain't Country
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    I Want to Ride (Let's Ride)
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    Stuck in the City with a Country Heart
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    Jenny and Jilly
Randy and his band are all at least 55 years old, hence the name "Retreads" as in tire retreads.
Randy idolized Buddy Holly and started composing and singing rock and pop songs in High School in Niagara Falls, and he played trombone in the school symphony, but then he got distracted by other things for many years. After a career as a social scientist and then a lawyer, and a couple of divorces, he has returned to his "first love" music. Doing family (divorce) law has inspired some of his country song lyrics.
For a somewhat humorous angle, listen to "The Argument". Also check out "How Much Stress Can a Man Take?" where a job layoff wrecks a marriage, and the autobiographical "The Lonely Retiree". A few songs are simple old timey Western style songs : "The Cowgirl Promenade", "Long Way to Texas" or traditional Country style: "If This Ain't Country" and "A Little Bit of Paradise" (about a happy marriage for a change). Randy's classic motorcycle hobby has inspired his "Biker Music" and he also has several songs about classic American cars. A few songs are socially conscious and inspirational - "World Vision", "Seize the Day" and "How the Hell?"
Randy divides his time between Toronto and rural Western New York. The band likes to play at classic car and motorcycle shows as well as night clubs.


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