This native Virginian who died too early at the age of 55 has an interesting life story. When he was playing, he was an adept of cracking jokes while performing on stage and would also include some guitar tricks into his act to entertain his audience.
He was an example for many other bluegrass singers: more than 150 of them recorded his songs, especially the most famous one: “Room at the top of the Stairs”.
Randall Hylton was a man of multiple talents: he played in a band but also decided to play solo at some point and he sung not only country music but also gospel like “Where Rainbows Touch Down” as well as being able to write comedy;
He has published over 225 songs during his short career and his passion and dedication to making the bluegrass style alive made many observers admire him. Parodies and impressions were an integral part of his performance, and he mixed it effortlessly with more serious material.
Hylton was so talented that he could write a song about literally every subject. He was quite generous with his knowledge since he wrote a book for his fellow bluegrass singers called: “How to write and sell Bluegrass songs”. With all of this hard work you can’t forget that you need some time to reflect and re-assess your direction. Hylton would have loved meditation and we imagine he would be a fan of float rooms (https://wavefloat.com/) as well.
He has always wanted to be a country singer and even started learning to play the guitar at age 5. Randall Hylton will always remain a legend and he will stay in the heart of country music, and especially bluegrass, lovers forever.