Canadian singer/songwriter Randal Arsenault's solo music is old school, raw and real, and hinting to the past. Inspired by his vintage acoustic guitar, a number of songs came to life, including the first single to be released ‘Rock and Roll To My Grave’ which was started over 15 years ago. “I always loved the song but I never felt I had enough miles on me to sing it” says Randal, “I feel my old guitar is taking me on a journey back in time, literally and figuratively”.
Randal gathered long time friends to work on a new album: Murray Pulver (producer/guitars – Doc Walker, Crash Test Dummies, JUNO award for Bros Landreth), Justin Kudding (bass – Brett Kissel Band), Darryl Swart (drums/mixing), and Brendan Waters (piano/keys). They recorded live off the floor, with little to no overdubs, and no auto-tune - 'old school'.
Randal is also the lead singer of the folk/world band Dr. Zoo and has toured Japan, UK, South Africa, and Canada, and released 4 CD’s nominated for 2015 and 2009 East Coast Music Awards, 2009, 2006, and 2003 Music Newfoundland Awards, and 2003 Canadian Songwriting Awards.
Rock & Roll to My Grave is Randal's first solo single, from an upcoming album. “This is a personal musical journey embracing mortality, love of life and music”, says Randal from his home in Alberta. "I recently had a health scare. I am fine. But when life tries to knock me down I make music".