Randy Cable
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Randy Cable

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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Randy Cable was a musician from Fredericton, New Brunswick, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in March 2004 at the age of 29. After numerous attempts at different treatments, he eventually ended up being hospitalized indefinitely (according to his doctors). They gave him only months, weeks or days to live. It was after the fifth time they told him he wouldn’t live that he came up with the idea to set up a recording studio in his hospital room to record his solo CD. His idea was to donate all of the proceeds to cancer research and patient services. It seemed that the more the cancer grew, so did Randy’s determination. And thus, Southwest Studios was born, named after the ward in which he spent most of his hospital stay.

With his laptop set up in the corner of his hospital room, his guitar, a portable recording device and a microphone, Randy recorded the bare bone tracks for this CD. The idea was to get as many friends and fellow musicians as possible involved to lay the rest of the tracks for the project, each adding his or her own flare and creative style. Randy sent each of them a personalized package with specific instructions, completely ‘Randy-fied’ with his wit and wisdom. On day passes, he would go to friends’ houses which were set up as ‘off-location’ studios so the others could lay their parts.

Unfortunately, Randy did not get the chance to finish the CD. He passed away September 11, 2005 at the age of 31, but he left a legacy of songs, stories and life lessons behind. With the help of family, friends and members of the community, the CD project has gone on to completion. Thanks to his detailed notes and journals, the tracks on "Rise and Shine"have been kept as close to Randy’s wishes as possible. Some of the songs were written before he had cancer, some were written after first being diagnosed, while others were written right on the spot in the hospital room. All of these songs are included, representing the diversity of Randy Cable and some of the challenges he faced along his amazing journey.