This was the song that did it. It was about eight years ago, maybe nine (!), when I first met Randy. It was at a Compassion International retreat, and it was no more than a hand shake and a “nice to meet you”. About three months later I was doing a show with my buddy Gabe Scott at the sadly now-defunct New City Café in Knoxville, and Kenny, the proprietor, had Randy’s EP Hank playing over the sound system. I loved what I heard and bought the CD immediately. This was the song that made it clear to me that this Goodgame fella wasn’t messing around. “Charlie Robin” is in many ways a great picture of what Randall does.
Andrew Peterson is a singer-songwriter and author. Andrew has released more than ten records over the past twenty years, earning him a reputation for songs that connect with his listeners in ways equally powerful, poetic, and intimate. As an author, Andrew’s books include the four volumes of the award-winning Wingfeather Saga, released in collectible hardcover editions through Random House in 2020, and his creative memoir, Adorning the Dark, released in 2019 through B&H Publishing.