Going My Way, Randy Weeks’ newly released, fourth solo album, brings a touch of the sunshine from his previous hometown of Los Angeles to his new digs in Austin.
The 12-track record flawlessly merges Weeks’ own writing talents with the skills of guitarist Tony Gilkyson and Eliza Gilkyson on backing vocals as well as Cindy Cashdollar, Rick Richards and Mark Hallman and producer Will Sexton.
Though the lyrics are full of the honesty and wit you’d expect from the established songwriter the melodies have an extra air of happiness with effervescent solos and enticing choruses.
All of this is coupled with Randy’s warm, almost Willie Nelson-esque vocals.
Not sticking to any one genre, the songs bounce easily from through a variety of styles.
There’s the straight-up country on The One Who Wore My Ring and Hard to Believe, the more soulful swing of Fine Way To Treat Me and then it’s off to the California folk-rock style of Going My Way and Little Bit of Sleep.
Starting Feb. 26, Randy will set out on a multi-city release party tour to be followed by several sets during SXSW.