Tommy Webb | Eastern Kentucky

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Eastern Kentucky

by Tommy Webb

Tommy Webb, a unique but traditional voice out of eastern Kentucky region, provides a blend of traditional, gospel, contemporary and classic bluegrass music filled with pure vocals and intense instrumentation.
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1. Lonesome For You
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2. Eastern Kentucky
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3. No Mother or Dad
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4. If It Weren't For Bluegrass Music I'd Go Crazy
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5. He Looked Beyond My Faults And Saw My Needs
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6. It's All Behind Me Now
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7. South Of Cincinnati
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8. Arab Bounce
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9. Who Is That Knockin'
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10. Julie Ann
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11. Someday You'll Call My Name
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Tommy Webb was born, raised and still lives in Langley, Kentucky. Langley is located in Floyd County, near the well known highway Route 23 where so many award winning country and bluegrass artists have originated.

Tommy started singing and playing guitar when he was 15 years old in jam sessions with friends in the neighborhood. After high school he started playing with a group called The Pine Top Ramblers, after that in a group called South Creek, and then for several years with another group called Onlyne. He also performed with Clyde Bowling and the Southern Bluegrass Boys before starting The Tommy Webb Band in 2005.

Tommy sings lead, tenor, and mostly plays guitar, but for an eager crowd he will always pull out the old time clawhammer banjo to give the audience their money’s worth. He also writes a lot of songs, and has written several on his two releases, Eastern Kentucky and Now That You Are Gone.

Tommy’s current band includes Chris Goble who plays banjo and sings high tenor/baritone. Chris makes his home in Inez, Ky and has been playing banjo with Tommy since 1998. He previously played with Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys. Kenny O'Quinn is from Elkhorn City, Ky and plays a very distinctive style on the mandolin, influenced by his early days in a rock band. O'Quinn has previously played with the Russell Fork Ramblers and Whitewater Grass. Tadd Huff is the bass man and is from Carr Fork, Ky. Tadd has played in numerous bands for years. He can play a number of instruments, basically anything with strings. Tadd is also a library of information on the history of bluegrass and a preacher as well.

Tommy Webb, a unique but traditional voice out of eastern Kentucky region, provides a blend of traditional, gospel, contemporary and classic bluegrass music filled with pure vocals and intense instrumentation.


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radio ara country club

greatest music artist of all time
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country club
tommy webb has the best voice ive every heard
in music, his music still plays in europe
and it allways a honor play his cd

vance johnson

wow
this mans voice is amazing . so pure and so heartfelt.'youll call my name ' is such a beautiful song . wow, wow, wow, . love this cd.

Tamara at CD Baby


Born, raised and living in Langley, Kentucky, near the well known highway Route 23 where so many award winning country and bluegrass artists have originated, Tommy Webb carries on the spirit of vibrant old time music; from sweet, crying fiddle to plaintively twangy banjo to his full-bodied, classic vocal style that brings to mind a much simpler time in life. Singing and strumming guitar since the age of 15, Webb captures all the innocence, disillusionment, hope and hopelessness of not just this classic country folk genre but the larger trials and tribulations of life itself, whether you grew up among green, rolling hills or skyscrapers.

josh

bluegrass rules
this is a great cd,if you like bluegrass music you than buy it,you wont be sorry

Josh fuller

bluegrass rules
If you like great bluegrass music than buy this cd,The tommy webb band has put together some great ear candy. So buy this cd,you wont be sorry

Breda Collins


Great cd, I can imagine he is better live.

Joe Ross

Good emotionally-charged material w/ distinguished vocalizing & consummate music
Playing Time – 39:32 -- Tommy Webb follows up his 2005 “Now That You Are Gone” album with a promising 2007 project honoring his bluegrass home, music, and other artists in the genre. Opening with a Cordle and Shell song that fellow Kentuckian Ricky Skaggs has also recorded, Tommy tells us that the only time them old sad songs on the jukebox give him the blues is when he’s “Lonesome for You.” The importance and significance of bluegrass in Tommy’s life are reinforced in the title cut on “Eastern Kentucky” that refers to the priceless, timeless, and comforting songs of his state. The lyrics mention bluegrass artists Skaggs, Keith Whitley, and Ralph Stanley.

Covering some classic bluegrass standards like “No Mother or Dad,” “Arab Bounce,” and “Julie Ann” illustrates just how deeply-seated the music is in the heart of a man who first started jamming and singing as a teen. Over the years, Webb’s bands have included the Pine Top Ramblers, South Creek, Onlyne, Clyde Bowling and the Southern Bluegrass Boys, and now his own Tommy Webb Band (since 2005). In addition to two originals on the CD, “If It Weren't for Bluegrass Music I’d Go Crazy,” is a creative makeover of a country song that provides a pretty tasty recipe for maintaining one’s sanity. Clinton Gregory recorded “If It Weren't for Country Music I'd Go Crazy” in the 1990s, and Tommy Webb’s bluegrass lyrics now give a different perspective. We learn that the guitarist and singer has an affinity for the music of “Bill, Larry, Mountain Heart,” and would vote for “Ralph Stanley for President” if given the chance. That cut is receiving decent airplay from its being on Volume 86 of the Prime Cuts of Bluegrass sampler.

Produced and recorded by the inimitable Ron Stewart, “Eastern Kentucky” also enlists that stellar multi-instrumentalist’s support on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and resonator guitar. Others include Chris Goble (banjo), Tadd Huff (bass), Kenny O’Quinn (mandolin), and Harold Nixon (bass). They all do a solid job, but it’s also apparent when Stewart’s sturdy and self-assured breaks or twin fiddles invigorate the music with added energy and emotion. Webb sings with an expressive, forlorn delivery. Some of his most fulfilling, lonesomest moments come when he’s singing in his higher range on a song like Goble and Drumm’s “Julie Ann” and his own “It’s All Behind Me Now.” A spiritual song of praise, Dottie Rambo’s “He Looked Beyond My Faults” could have been infused with more power and feeling in a higher key, but Webb still imparts listeners with a strong statement about his faith and inspiration. He wrote a second verse for the song to seek the Lord’s favor and ask for His blessing. “South of Cincinnati” is a longing for home in the hills of Harlan County. Another countryish song with similar tempo and melody, “Someday You’ll Call My Name” was co-written decades ago by Smilin’ Eddie Hill and Jean Branch. Besides being recorded by Hank Williams, the song was a top ten hit for Jimmy Wakely back in 1949. The set closes with a rousing cover of Ralph Stanley’s “Rocky Island” featuring Webb’s high-octane clawhammer banjo. This album is my first introduction to Tommy Webb. I get the impression that his quartet can put on a very entertaining show. They have good emotionally-charged material, and it’s presented with distinguished vocalizing and consummate musicianship. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)