Tommy Talton

About the Artist: 

Tommy Talton/ “Somewhere South of Eden”

Tommy Talton is a familiar name to many music aficionados, especially fans of Southern rock. Talton figured heavily into that part of music history co-founding the band “Cowboy” who was signed by Capricorn Records. Seems they were discovered by none other than old friend Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 a.m. one morning and asked to hear some new songs. It's clear that Tommy Talton is still making music for the sheer joy of it. He manages to perform with both the energy of a music-obsessed kid and the restraint of a seasoned veteran-because, at heart, he is both! On this latest collection, Tommy has gathered together some great musicians, both old and new friends, to help bring to life these songs that have in his words, been “pulled from the sky as they were floating by.” Lots of musical territory is covered in these 11 cuts, from Latin- flavored instrumental “Poblano,” to Bluegrass-funky “Don't Go Away Sore,” through the novelette title track “Somewhere South of Eden.”