The Dominos

British Rocker Eric Clapton, an 18-time Grammy winner and the only three-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, emulated American Rhythm and Blues to become the most commercially successful guitarist of all time. He has toured and recorded with many notable bands including: The Yardbirds, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, and Derek and The Dominos. His solo recordings have sold over 280 million records. His live performances, supported by Nathan East on bass and Steve Gadd on drums, continue to sell out worldwide.

Now comes The Dominos, authentic American R&B players, with their retrospective on the music of Eric Clapton… and the only tribute with a guitarist/vocalist who can actually do justice to the Clapton catalogue.

Randell Young has worked with numerous artists of note including: Canned Heat, Poncho Sanchez, Max Bennett, Alphonse Mouzon, Nicolette Larson, Tony Guerrero, Rob Mullins, Harvey “Harmonica Fats” Blackston, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (of Steely Dan), Nesbert “Stix” Hooper (of The Jazz Crusaders), Jerald and Julie Harris (of Slapbak), Margot Chapman (of The Starland Vocal Band) and Rusty Cox (of The Dazz Band).

As a solo artist he has opened for such luminaries as Larry Carlton, Etta James, Steve Lukather, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Leon Russell, Canned Heat and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers.

Randell Young’s live performances have generated numerous favorable reviews. Los Angeles Times music critic Bill Kohlhaase credits Young with “a tight cosmopolitan sound”. KSBR’s Infamous Aaron Blackwell assesses Young as a “world-class blues master” while Orange County Register music critic Robert Kinsler touts Young as “a masterful blues player”.

No less of an authority on the Los Angeles music scene than the late Laura Mae Gross, former owner and proprietor of the city’s oldest blues club, Babe’s and Ricky’s (established 1964), frequently boasted, “Randell is the best guitar player we got”.

Randell Young has the same vocal range as Eric Clapton and, like Slowhand, plays a modified Stratocaster and gets that sweet Clapton guitar tone using just the amplifier and guitar — not a single noisy, pedal-based sound processor to be found anywhere.

Ironically and presciently, Randell Young had this to say way back in a 1993 interview with the LA Times, “You know how you hear a track without a guitar and you kind of fill it in? Stevie Ray Vaughn would have played it one way. Albert King would play another way and Albert Collins would play it yet another way. I generally hear it the way Clapton would play it.”

“a tight cosmopolitan sound”
— Los Angeles Times

“a masterful blues player”
— Orange County Register

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