If critical raves drove the record charts, Randy Weeks would rightfully be top of the pops. Consider some of the evidence: "An amazing songwriter" (Salon.com), "Smart songwriting and a broad palette of pop music influences" (CD Now), "Melody and rhythm that dare you not to dance" (Billboard), "Amazing musician" (Billboard). If you don't already know (and love) the music of Randy Weeks, his latest release, Sugarfinger, is a fine place to start getting aquainted with an artist who is bound to become a personal favorite. It's a disc that combines the stylistic breadth and ear appeal of classic AM Radio with the lyrical depth and musical imagination that marked the progressive FM radio of the early '70s, yet plays with a contemporary elan that impeccably suits the times we live in. Produced by Jamie Candiloro, known for his work with R.E.M., Ryan Adams and others, it's an album with just about everything a listener might want: sharp lyrics that make both darkness and light utterly palpable, music that grooves as well as glistens with imaginative touches, seductive hooks and vocals by Weeks that are both sweet and yet edgy, as well as irresistibly sincere and emotive. Weeks is backed by a stellar band which includes artists-in-their-own-right Tony Gilkyson and Mike Stinson.
"Some of the darkest emotional content imaginable is clothed in melody and rhythm that dare you not to dance." --Chris Morris, Billboard
"Weeks is one of those walk-softly-and-carry-a-big-stick artists, part J.J. Cale and part Al Green." --William Michael Smith, Houston Press
"An amazing songwriter." --Salon.com