Randy Kohrs – cooking with Rachel Ray

Randy Kohrs, Rachel Ray and Kristen Cunningham on the set of the Rachel Ray showDobro-meister and celebrated vocalist Randy Kohrs will be a featured guest on this Friday’s (2/22) edition of The Rachel Ray Show. No, he isn’t there to perform his latest single or even to plug an upcoming appearance with his band, The Lites. Randy is visiting this popular syndicated daytime talk show to talk about his kitchen.

Rachel Ray has become one of TV’s most recognizable personalities based on her several acclaimed food and cooking programs, which led to her success as a talk host as well. An ongoing segment on the show is their Coolest Kitchens in America series, and Randy’s got the attention of Kristen Cunningham, host of HGTV’s Design On A Dime show, who visited Randy’s home in Nashville for The Rachel Ray Show.

Brance had posted once before about Randy being recognized for the unique design of his Slack-Key Studio, patterned after a vintage diner, complete with a booth using replicas of his ’64 Chevy Impala seats. It was this distinctive look that attracted Cunningham’s gaze, and she visited the studio earlier this month to shoot a segment for the show.

As the shoot was scheduled over the SPBGMA convention weekend, Randy’s band was in town, and were invited to pick a few while the cameras were rolling. The segment went so well that Randy was invited to New York to appear on the show in person and talk a bit more about his kitchen and diner theme. The show taping was set for last week, and events very nearly conspired to prevent him appearing.

Ashley Brown, fiddler and vocalist with The Lites and chief publicist for Randy’s Left Of Center Records, accompanied him for the trip and said that bad weather almost put the kibosh on their plans.

“We were scheduled to fly out the night before, that flight got canceled. We were moved to a flight at 7:15 am the next morning, which was delayed. Taping was supposed to start at noon and we didn’t get into LaGuardia until 11:45am. They actually delayed the taping for him, which was very cool of them to do.”

I suppose some things are meant to be…

The show is syndicated widely throughout the US, but times vary from one market to another. You can find times for a station in your area on the show’s web site. To celebrate his appearance, Randy will be offering a free track download of his next single, She Ain’t Comin’ Back, from his MySpace page for a short time following the show.

Ashley also sent along a number of photos taken during the video shoot and Randy’s visit to the show in New York.

Randy Kohrs and his award winning kitchen - Kristen Cunningham, Meredith Lerner, Jarboe, Randy Kohrs, Ashley Brown     Randy Kohrs backstage at The Rachel Ray Show     Randy Kohrs with Kristen Cunningham (Design On A Dime) backstage at The Rachel Ray Show

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