Bohemia

Bohemia

by Tommy Elskes

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Overview

Journeyman musician Tommy Elskes sounds like a roadhouse veteran on his second album, Bohemia. Singing in a thick, husky baritone occasionally reminiscent of Gregg Allman and Bob Seger (and more frequently similar to Darius Rucker), he evokes the American Southwest, especially Texas and Louisiana, describing the lives of late-night characters who inhabit honky tonks, rodeos, and deserted boulevards. His music is bluesy, guitar-based rock, music that sounds like it's being played in the smoky bars where the songs are sometimes set. But the approach also works for some unlikely covers, including the 1960s chestnut "Walk Away Renée" and even Elton John's "Madman Across the Water." Elskes doesn't record much - this is only his second album, following his first by seven or eight years - and he is more a performer than a writer. But Bohemia makes an excellent calling card for his live show and could help him graduate from those bars to better paying gigs.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2001
Label: Cd Baby
UPC: 0639717109821
catalogNumber: 5637288864
Rank: 251392

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tommy Elskes   Primary Artist
Tony Campise   Clarinet,French Horn
Paul Glasse   Mandolin
Ponty Bone   Accordion
Brint Anderson   Slide Guitar
Keith Carper   Bass
Steve Edwards   Accordion
John Hagen   Cello
Stuart Hutto   French Horn
Chris Maresh   Fretless Bass Guitar
Riley Osbourne   Keyboards
Paul Pearcy   Drums
Ted Roddy   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
Michael Brown   Composer
Patterson Barrett   Engineer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Tony Sansone   Composer
Bob Calilli   Composer

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