Favored Nations, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O’s Notes: Tommy’s music, mostly solo, is joyful music. The steady beats are surrounded by his fine work on guitar, a combination of flamenco and bluegrass styles. “Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag” bounces along on a rapid pace before he slows down on the title track and “Cowboy’s Dream”. Tommy is having fun and his enthusiasm comes through in the music. “Walls”, a strong pop tune, includes vocals shared by Emmanuel and Elizabeth Watkins. Tommy wrote most of the twelve tracks and he is expressing his love for life and it’s joys through music. Good work.
Publicist: On Target Media Group