Despite living in LA, Randy Weeks
has determinedly returned to Texas every couple of months since the 2006 SXSW
. Bent on creating something like his loyal following at The Cinema Bar
in Culver City
, where his twice a month residency has become a must for fans of roots music, in the past eight months Weeks has played Mucky Duck, Mojo Risin'
, and the Continental Club
(twice). At his last Continental show two months ago, opening for a packed house of James McMurtry
fans, the man who wrote Lucinda Williams'
hit "Can't Let Go"
finally broke through. With former Hollister Eric Danheim
on lead guitar, in the space of one hour Weeks made the crucial transition from "who's this guy"
to "when's this guy playing again?"
Randy Weeks' new CD Sugarfinger
Touring in support of Sugarfinger
, one of the finest albums released this year, the twenty-year veteran seems to be on the verge of being accepted in Texas, quite an accomplishment for a guy who grew up in Minnesota and has spent his career in the neon canyons of Los Angeles. - William Michael Smith
Randy Weeks performs Saturday, December 9, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main St., 713-529-9899. Two Tons of Steel also perform.
Click here for a video of Randy Weeks performing at the 2006 SXSW.