Going My Way

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Even before former Lonesome Strangers member Randy Weeks packed up and moved from Los Angeles to Austin and took up with producer Will Sexton, his style as a songwriter and performer made him a spiritual resident of that Texas sanctuary for smart, country-tinged singer/songwriters. On the evidence of his fourth solo album, Going My Way, however, he's still a bit of a Hollywood cowboy or, to put it another way, as Texas songwriters go, more Buddy Holly than Townes Van Zandt. Sexton provides a tight little country-rock band playing catchy guitar-driven pop
ock, over which Weeks sings his songs of romantic ups and downs in a clear, nasal...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Even before former Lonesome Strangers member Randy Weeks packed up and moved from Los Angeles to Austin and took up with producer Will Sexton, his style as a songwriter and performer made him a spiritual resident of that Texas sanctuary for smart, country-tinged singer/songwriters. On the evidence of his fourth solo album, Going My Way, however, he's still a bit of a Hollywood cowboy or, to put it another way, as Texas songwriters go, more Buddy Holly than Townes Van Zandt. Sexton provides a tight little country-rock band playing catchy guitar-driven pop
ock, over which Weeks sings his songs of romantic ups and downs in a clear, nasal voice that could get him into They Might Be Giants if that duo ever wanted to become a trio. Weeks' songs are full of wry observations about the war between the sexes in which his persona is a bit of a footloose type, notably on the infectious title tune, which is a list song about various women the narrator has encountered along the road. The tone stays consistently buoyant, and a catchy chorus or a tasty guitar solo is never far away. Weeks pays the bills with the songs of his that have been covered by others notably Lucinda Williams' version of "Can't Let Go" on Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and there are some here that could increase his royalty checks, such as "The One Who Wore My Ring," which any number of country stars could score a hit with, and "Get Me to the Shelter," which is tailor-made for Willie Nelson. But Weeks himself plays the songs effectively, and he is deserving of much greater recognition as a performer.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/17/2009
  • Label: Certifiable Records
  • UPC: 884501080439
  • Catalog Number: 2009
  • Sales rank: 179,709

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Randy Weeks Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Eliza Gilkyson Background Vocals
Cindy Cashdollar Lap Steel Guitar
Tony Gilkyson Guitar, Background Vocals
Mark Hallman Bass, Accordion, Background Vocals
Rick Richards Drums
Rick Poss Guitar (Baritone)
Will Sexton Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Mike Thompson Organ, Piano, Trombone, Accordion
Brian Standefer Cello
Ruby Jane Smith Fiddle
Technical Credits
Mark Hallman Engineer, Mastering
Jeff Rymes Composer
Randy Weeks Composer
Will Sexton Producer
Pete Rosenzweig Graphic Design
Tracy Huffman Composer
Jill Markey Paintings
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