Live Notes From Athens

Tommy Talton Band

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Old school R&B meets southern rock, blues, roots, and folk with songwriting for the soul

The Tommy Talton Band

Tommy Talton is one of the best songwriters and guitarists of our time. Talton has taken the southern music scene by storm in recent years with a new band, a new determination, and exceptional new music. Talton’s new band showcases not only his classic slide and guitar work, but his distinctive vocals, and passionate songwriting. Talton has surrounded himself with amazingly talented musicians to support and compliment his fresh and new, yet timeless music. Tommy Talton Band live performances appeal to all ages, as evidenced by the wide age range of audiences at its live performances. Expect to hear music from many genres from the Tommy Talton Band, from blues, southern rock and country rock to Americana, R&B and soul. Talton’s critically acclaimed new studio CD, Tommy Talton in Europe, was released on Hittin’ the Note Records In May 2008, and his highly anticipated new live CD, Live Notes from Athens, is due to be released on April 4, 2009.

… Almost thirty-four years after “The Gregg Allman Tour” release, Talton has rolled tape on another epic live recording, “The Tommy Talton Band, Live Notes From Athens.” Live Notes From Athens will delight new music fans hungry for an extraordinary, original artist whose sound is dynamite burning with a short fuse. - Hittin’ the Note Magazine

Tommy Talton – lead vocals, guitar and slide guitar. . Tommy Talton was a founding member of Capricorn Records group Cowboy. While in Macon, GA through most of the 70s, Talton was a studio musician recording with artists such as Bonnie Bramlett, Martin Mull, Corky Lang (West, Bruce and Lang, Mountain), Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Clarence Carter, country legend Kitty Wells, Alex and Livingston Taylor, Arthur Conley of Sweet Soul Music fame, and more. He toured extensively throughout the U.S. with Cowboy and with the Gregg Allman tour, from Carnegie Hall (as special guests) to Fillmore West in San Francisco and most cities in between. Talton was also the guitarist on Gregg Allman’s “Laid Back” album. He lived and toured in Europe throughout the 90s and formed a group there, called The Rebelizers, with members of Albert Lee’s band, Hogan’s Heroes. Talton returned to the United States and formed the Tommy Talton Band in 2006. Talton performed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on March 17, 2009, as a special guest with the Allman Brothers Band in celebration of the Band’s 40th anniversary.

Tony Giordano – keyboard and harmony vocals. Tony Giordano has become a sought after southeastern musician. As a member of Full Black Out, he hit the scene and hasn’t slowed for the last five years. Recording with the jazz/funk unit XINGO, releasing one album, Xinguism, and, moving on to tour with talented groups like Tishamingo, Captain Soularcat, The Sundogs and Justin Brogdon, has made Tony a wonderful musician to hear and see perform.

Brandon Peeples – bass and harmony vocals. Brandon Peeples is the perfect fit. Brandon is a passionate, schooled player, who has formal training in alto sax, drums, guitar and upright bass. He has played with the University of Alabama's Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble. He is a recipient of the Woody Herman jazz Award and the Patrick S. Gilmore Band award, and, has toured with B. and The Buzz for the last four years, and played with Frankie Velvet and the Mighty Veltones for the past two years with Alabama Music Hall of Fame member Rick Carter, and has supported Willie Nelson, John Fogarty, The Little River Band, and many others. Brandon has also worked as a session musician on recordings in Birmingham.

Chad Jackson- was introduced to the band by Tony G. Chad and Tony had grown together in the music scene of Atlanta. Chad's "feel" and touch on the drums is unique and soulful, his technical knowledge (also teaches drums) makes him able to play whatever 'spur of the moment' musical statement he may need to make.

Booking: 770.643.8354

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