TONY SHEVLIN HAS CREATED A FUSION OF ICONIC SOUND
A SOUND that represents GREAT STATES GREAT PLACES and GREAT MUSICIANS .. but #MOST of ALL .. Illuminates the talent of an #AWESOME SINGER SONGWRITER and PERFORMER…
Namely – Mr Tony James Shevlin
ELEVEN TRACKS of INSPIRED CREATIVITY
It wasn’t until track 2 that the light dawned – “Set Me Down by the Singing River” brings all the magical influences of LENNON/McCARTNEY to centre stage in a track reminiscent both lyrically and vocally, of one of the world’s most memorable of collaborations .. and you realise, in essence .. that on this occasion .. it’s all the work of just one talented man .. AND .., when you reach around 2:49 .. the shape of yet another timeless icon emerges as the delivery evolves to a harmonic which is almost BOWIE-esque !!
(track 7 – Travelling Man )
AMERICAN ODYSSEY – It’s a touch of understated genius .. which, if you met the man behind it, would reflect in his gregarious low-key manner and not surprisingly engaging, laid-back conversation – and without hitting ya’aal with a blow by blow account – he can still impress you with shades of Kenny Rogers (Lucille) from Santa Fe Sadness and the crafting of a well used phrase like “one more wont hurt me .. I suppose” into a “bar-song” like Kansas City
Now try and pronounce.. let alone “lyricise” the concept of a ” Tucumcari Sunset” .. You can simply visualise the merseybeat quartet (Beatles) hangin out on every note and lyric of this inspired Americana/ Country/ Rock – (maybe?) Album .. but the full glory goes to TJS ..aka Tony James Sheviin who has created a masterpiece that salutes Americana in a style not just reminiscent of the Beatles but the entire album is a homenagem (have I hit my second blood language there?) to not just Lennon/McCartney .. but Bowie with a twist of Kenny Rogers and respect to LeAnn and Shania to tribute the ladies .
When Ginny Gets Her Wings .. if this song had been written in the 60’s – would it be TONY JAMES SHEVLIN who hit all the history books as the FIFTH BEATLE ?
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(US radio interview- track around 2:43)
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