We have released our new six-song album STATE STREETS for digital download! You can get it here on the website for $8, or pick up the download card in person at the listening party tonight at The Tick Tock Tavern, 7-9. Just a casual celebration--hope you can make it! And I hope you like the new record. I'm really proud of it!
Tommy Halloran performs music anyone would appreciate... He is to jazz as Uncle Tupelo was to country-western or Steve Earle to bluegrass. He possesses the schooling (both formal and hard-knocks) as well as the "chops" of a great jazzman... The basic truths of Delta-blues, swing, Gospel, and Bohemia are deeply rooted in Tommy's songwriting psyche. Like Randy Newman or Tom Waits (who seldom appear in the same sentence), his cooking belies his ingredients. He may not be "Chasin' the Bird", but he's certainly flippin' the bird as a top-rate improviser... Tommy embodies the original spirit of jazz. His blues, his bounce, and his ballads rival great musicians from any era. - David Seymour, JazzReview.com (8/11/2005)