Randy Volin & The Hard Ones


Los Angeles, California


Blues, Rock, Other


Randy Volin, with rotating cast of criminals, Wayne Hutsell, Steve Nelson, Rick Reed, Swordfish Don, Tad Wadhams, Lynn Coulter, Johnny Mingus, Rena Beavers, Dave Salinas, Franke' Ventre, Manny Alvarez and others....




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Band Description

It's all about the song, the performance, the tone, and how it gets you. Randy "Guitar" Volin was born in the late 50’s in Detroit Michigan and his first memory memory of becoming hooked on pop music started the night the Beatles debuted on the Ed Sullivan Shoe. For some reason he still doesn’t quite comprehend, Randy became totally enthralled with music, especially the Blues, but he didn’t learn how to play an instrument until 1971. After Jimi Hendrix died, Randy bought his first guitar, a used Fender Jaguar (long gone), and within 2 years he had acquired his first gig as a bass player. In 1977, Randy landed a record contract with A&M records with his band The Look, and toured extensively while releasing three albums. In 1986, after the band imploded, Randy finally went back to his roots, and dedicated his life as a player to the Blues with a definate rock n roll smarts approach. From 1986 till now, Randy has played in the Tri State area of Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio continuously, while releasing 2 solo CDs. Now living in Los Angeles, jamming with the likes of Kirk Fletcher, Jimmy Vivino, Phil Jones, Marci Levy, Albert Lee, and cast of other pleasure seekers! Gigging in dive bars and concert stages... He has played with and opened for artists such as Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Money, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Albert King, Lonnie Brooks, Cheap Trick, Steve Marriott, John Mellencamp, The Kinks, Greg Kihn, Peter Frampton, April Wine, Mitch Ryder, Sonny Landreth, Johnny Johnson, John Mayall, Jeff Healy, Hubert Sumlin, J. Geils and many, many others.


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