Roxie Randle

A native of a small Eastern Illinois farming community, Randle credits her strong musical family for introducing her to a wide variety of musical genres. She learned how to harmonize by listening to old recordings of her parents’ southern rock band, and she has vivid childhood memories of her grandfather playing hymns on the piano and singing classic country songs. She started singing in church at age eight, but as she grew up, Randle’s vast range of influences came to include country greats (The Judds, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride), mainstream pop stars (Amy Grant, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow) as well as out-of-the-box indie artists (Shawn Colvin, Jonatha Brooke, Mindy Smith).

Randle has built a loyal regional following with regular gigs at Nashville hotspots (The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner Café) and frequent stops in nearby cities like Knoxville, Atlanta, Louisville, and Carbondale. She divides her touring time between performing solo and as half of As Girls Go, a duo with her best friend Kimber Cleveland. Two Randle songs, including “This Way”—a co-write with Cleveland set to appear on their in-the-works dual album—are featured in the DVD extras of a documentary called “Beyond The Myth: The Truth About Pit Bulls.” Another of Randle’s songs, “United,” was recently chosen by United Way of Southwestern Indiana to be the theme for their 2013 promotions.