Ed Randazzo & Bret Alexander
— Jason Knorr,

Remember this name – Ed Randazzo. When the name Bret Alexander appears on the cover of a CD slated for review, you immediately pay attention. That is exactly what happened when I was given “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander.

This is Ed’s first full length release. As I am sure many of you know, Bret has been featured on many releases, from his bands The Badlees and The Cellarbirds, to the plethora of albums he has recorded, produced and played on in the past years.  “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” is comprised of 10 tracks, six obscure covers reinterpreted from the traditional folk music catalogue, and 4 originals works crafted by Randazzo.

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Randazzo & Alexander – What the FOLK!?
— Gina Tutko-Usalis,

Take two musicians from NEPA, put them in a room together and what the FOLK? See That My Grave is Kept Clean, a debut folk album by Ed Randazzo and Bret Alexander is born.

Growing up in the Randazzo house, Ed was surrounded by music. Everything from Ozzy to Michael Jackson. “I just absorbed everything I heard and when it came time for me to start buying records, I bought music that provided me with a place where I could be free,” says Ed. Having played percussion in his high school orchestra, Ed laughingly says, “As an adult, I’m still banging on things. I’m not too sure it sounds good, but….!” When he started writing music, he reflected back on a teacher he had in high school who told him, “Always write about what know and you will never go wrong.”

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