Join the Rick Epting Foundation at the Heart of Anacortes for their Annual Fundraiser. This year's event will feature Grammy award winning Randy Weeks and his band along with an auction and beer garden by Anacortes Brewery.
Randy Weeks is an American singer and songwriter. Lucinda Williams (who covered Weeks' song "Can't Let Go
") has said: "Randy Weeks writes amazingly well crafted, beautifully melodic songs and delivers them with his own brand of laid back vocals and surfboard cool, very hip approach.
"Randy Weeks got his start as a member of the Lonesome Strangers who, as a part of the Los Angeles scene that included artists such as Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Lone Justice, and Rank and File, helped revive country rock and launch the Americana movement.
After going solo, Weeks has become acclaimed for both his songwriting and blistering guitar. His song "Can't Let Go" became the biggest hit on Lucinda Williams' Grammy winning album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, and was recently recorded again by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Weeks now happily calls the Pacific Northwest home and is backed by a stellar band of local musicians, Cutts Peasley (drums), Marc Brown (bass) and Aaron Harmonson (rhythm guitar).
The event will offer a 50/50 raffle and a live auction of items including 4 Mariners' tickets from Don Wick ($240 value), a top-of-the-line BBQ from Craft Stoves, two nights at a 3-bedroom home in Winthrop ($600 value) and more.
The concert is a Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts
fundraiser for local under-served music students. Proceeds from the beer garden and a raffle featuring donations from local artists, photographers and business's will go to the Rick Epting Foundation Local Scholarship and Grant Fund
In 2006, friends of the late Rick Epting formed the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts and continued his legacy of supporting the Arts in Skagit County with a showcase of local talent and humor. Our mission is to help raise money that is needed for Organizations, Scholarships, and other non-profit groups, to promote and encourage live performance shows and to provide ongoing support for local artists in the community.
Rick Epting was one of the founding members of both the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. He was also instrumental in the restoration campaign for the Lincoln Theatre and the planning and organization for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Rick was a proud supporter of Arts groups and organizations in Skagit County until his untimely death in August 2005.