Randall Keith and Alpha Dog

Randall KeithRandall has been writing, performing and producing original rock music since 1974. He achieved notoriety with Orange Hearts, who were a popular tri-state band from 1983-1987. Orange Hearts resided on the now defunct "Webster Music Services" label and were distributed by Important Records.

They released a full length album and four singles, which received critical acclaim in the local Arts Press. They performed on various cable TV shows and live throughout the Tri-State area regularly.

Randall has continued to study guitar with the top names in all genres...and has developed into an "A list" guitar player in the Jacksonville area. Over the last few years, he has studied jazz with international jazz/rock fusion icon Larry Coryell, studied locally with top jazzers Barry Greene (UNF), Gary Starling (Jacksonville University), and John Schaefer. He has traveled to Ohio to study acoustic fingerstyle directly with Jorma Kaukonen, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, former member of Jefferson Airplane and still touring with Hot Tuna. In August 2009 he traveled to Nashville and took a series of chicken-picken lessons from Nashville top session guitarist, Johnny Hiland.

In November 2009, Randall signed a publishing, recording and distribution deal with ABSOLUTE MUSIC PUBLISHING (AMP). Randall has recently finished recording and in February 2010 released a full length album of all new original material: all written, and produced by Randall.......and performed by Randall's performing band, ALPHA DOG. The album is called: "IN THE DOGHOUSE." It is a another new direction for Randall as he explores new country sounds on 8 of the album's 11 tracks.