If you didn’t already know, we have a legendary singer songwriter that lives part time in Skagit County.
Randy Weeks’ (formerly of the cow punk band The Lonesome Stangers) most popular hit is a song called “Can’t Let Go”. It was most notably covered by Lucinda Williams on her 1998 Grammy Winning album “Car Wheels On A Gravel Road”. Not only was it the stand out hit of the album, but Ms. Williams was also nominated that same year for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance on Mr. Weeks song.
If that isn’t a big enough deal, this song, which is decades old, has just been covered by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (https://youtu.be/U-sPS9y7y5c)
“Can’t Let Go” is not only covered by legendary musicians, but also by thousands of artists all over the country whose genres run the gamut between Rock, Country, Folk, Blues and everything in between. My favorite local band that covers this amazing song is The Enthusiasts out of Anacortes. You can catch The Enthusiasts this Tuesday, 8/17, at Farmstrong Brewing (https://youtu.be/kU1mzu2RtMU)
AND you can catch the legendary Randy Weeks himself live at Big Rock Woolley Market this Friday 8/20 (https://youtu.be/cXw8pp6l-vo)
We are so incredibly lucky to have this amazing artist live in our area. Please come out and support your local musicians and venues. Art feeds our souls and makes us whole.