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"Today is the most time I've had off the bus in a couple of weeks," Jon Randall reports with a pleased laugh. "And, of course, we're out in the middle of nowhere. There's nothing to see or do. It's always that way. You get a day off next to a highway."Indeed, the 36-year-old singer-songwriter has been on a lot of highways trying to find his audience and build a career over the last 20 years. During that time, three critically lauded albeit weak-selling albums, left his career dead in the water until he renewed his focus on songwriting. ...
Jon Randall is pictured on the cover of his new Eminent recording "Willin'" wearing a flashy gold suit. But this particular wardrobe selection is strictly borrowed property and not the kind thing you'll ever expect to see in Randall's closet. When asked if he owned it, Randall's answer says a lot about his character. "That suit probably cost $7,000," he marvels. "If I had $7,000, I'd rather buy a couple of guitars." You see, Randall has a philosophy about the music business. In his mind, a musician is either a star or an artist, and rarely do these two extremes meet. ...