Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis & Bruce Gaitsch Form ‘GIG’

 for Limited Edition CD,


World Renowned Songwriters/Musicians/Producers Join Together For New Music Available 4/30/18


Legendary hit makers Randy Goodrum, Dave Innis and Bruce Gaitsch (GIG) have joined together to write and record their new album, BRAVE NEW WORLD, with Spanish label Contante & Sonante.  This master class in arrangement and execution seamlessly combines the talents of these top tier songwriters, musicians and producers with special guests. Only 1000 copies of NEW WORLD have been printed and this special disc will be available as an import in the US.  Pre-orders (which will be shipped a week before the official release date) are available now at http://contanteysonante.bigcartel.com/product/gig-brave-new-world in advance of the April 30, 2018 release.

An exclusive sample of the tracks can be heard here: https://www.contanteysonante.com/



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Q&A with Randy Goodrum

Ever wonder if American songwriter Randy Goodrum has ‘magic moments’ while writing music and lyrics to hit song after hit song?

The 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame nominee whose songwriting crosses many genres – country, pop, jazz, rock, R&B and adult contemporary, has written #1 songs in each of the four decades since his first #1 hit, 1978’s “You Needed Me.”


 Musician/Songwriter Bill Burgess recently asked Randy to think about a “special memory” in his songwriting career:


Q: Do you have a special memory of a moment in songwriting where one musical or lyric phrase materialized and made the magic? I’m thinking of one of those for me … where that one new change and melody over it elevated it in my mind to maybe be better than average for me. Any of your songwriting moments come to mind?


The Songwriter on Songwriting: Randy Goodrum answers…

A: Great question, Sir. Here’s my take: “I think that songwriting isn’t so much a linear process as an exponential one. In other words, a word, phrase, lick, etc., can elevate and electrify a write of a song in a way that is completely unpredictable. I learned that from being a jazz player before becoming a songwriter. Sometimes stuff happens that causes other stuff to happen. I can’t name a particular instance for you because it’s be my modus operandi to start the process and see is lightening will strike. Yes, one can write a song, by the numbers, and make a well written, crafted piece but without that insane spark that, for the most, comes from nowhere, it just lies there and is, in the end, “OK”, but not great. Sometimes one just has to just keep on keeping on. Also, in the end. “A second opinion person” is good to have or find for a writer to make sure they don’t toss out a “masterpiece”…. Just sayin’….”

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Sneak Preview, CODE

Jay Graydon and I are nearing completion of our new JaR project titled, CODE. We offer you this Sneak Preview release of the title track.

We promise you that the new album will full of surprises and, as we say, it’ll be Very, Very, JaR…..



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Old Friends & Heroes #3

Had a wonderful day at LAFX working at the console with co-producer, Larry Williams, engineer, Steve Sykes, and 2nd engineer, Spencer.

We overdubbed 2 great musicians: Brian Bromberg-Acoustic Bass, and Ramon Stagnaro-Acoustic Guitar.

Two more puzzle pieces in place towards completion of my upcoming solo record. Stay tuned….

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Old Friends & Heroes #2

Larry Williams and I spent another amazing day in the studio with the incomparable Marcus Miller and a great LA String Quartet.

My solo project that Larry and I are co-producing is getting near the mix stage. Stay tuned…

Here are some pics from that day at LAFX Studio:


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