Ten Foot Tall Band, performing original “Blood Red Moon” Live at Tarrytown Music Hall in NY. Opening for Dave Mason. 7-13-2011
Ten Foot Tall Band performing “Confidential” live at Starland Ballroom May 12, 2008. Photo: © Carlo A. Balistrieri
About Ten Foot Tall
Tim Louie from The Aquarian writes this:
I was recently contacted about an amazing blues rock band out of Hopewell, NJ, called Ten Foot Tall. They have a sound that is comparable to The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and even the Grateful Dead. I guess that’s more of a country rock sound. Either way, I really enjoyed it! Songs like “Get Back On The Highway,” “Sleepin’ In The Devil’s Arms,” and “Feelin’ Fine” really make you want to drive out to the country (or South Jersey) with your windows rolled down, hair blowing in the wind, and blasting these tunes!
Fresh out of the studio with multiple Grammy nominated producer David Ivory (The Roots, Halestorm, Patti LaBelle) 2013 will find Ten Foot Tall touring in support of their latest release. As a teaser, the barnburner “Get Back On The Highway” will be first out of the gate. “Sleepin’ In The Devil’s Arms”, a Delbert McClinton meets Skynyrd rocker will follow shortly. To purchase a copy of Get Back On The Highway or previous releases please go to our CD Baby page http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/TenFootTall
A great review from Blues Rock Review:
Get Back on the Highway has a homey feel to it. It’s an album that makes one feel a cozy sense of belonging. And even though it’s just an EP, it certainly packs a punch as well. There’s no filler here, just four solid tracks that fulfill. This is friendly music, and listening to it makes you feel like you’d be right at home hanging out with the members of the band. Through their music they seem down-to-earth, but not in a way that diminishes their legitimate musical clout. All the members are experienced musicians that truly hold their own when it comes to making music. Together, they create a cool but punchy vibe that serves as both intriguing and entertaining.
On Get Back on the Highway, Ten Foot Tall Band weaves heartfelt songs focusing on the follies so typical to life while still creating a sense of hope and progress (the pertinent example being the name of the title track itself). The record is just 15 minutes long but with its playful groove organ, seasoned guitar licks, and familiar vocals, the fun is sure to last longer.
The Review: 7.5/10
The Big Hit
- All That Time Will Allow
Review by Tyler Quiring
Expect the full CD release sometime in summer. This will be the third record from the seasoned yet restless band that continue to grow as writers and performers. Truly a breakout record but it is still the live show where TFT shines.
After being asked to open a series of shows in the Northeast with Los Lonely Boys, a billing with legend Dave Mason, sharing the stage with Rock & Roll hall of famer Bernie Worrell at the Local & Legend Festival, and an appearance by frontman Popik opening for the Jerry Garcia Band as well as a featured spot at the Cape May Singer Songwriter festival, Ten Foot Tall has built quite a resume. ‘Love & Stone’ from the 2nd release “Feelin’ Fine” has been selected for the Alternate Root’s Sampler CD. A return to Cape May and a featured spot at MMC15, and a friday evening spot at Musikfest in Bethlehem as well as opening 2 shows for Marshall Tucker and a double Bill w/Robert Hazard round out a solid history.
Start in New York, travel up the mountains and check out the view, go to Chicago, then glide down the Mississippi and flop in new Orleans. Funk in our feet, Blues in our Gut, Jazz in our heart and Love on our mind. Whether it’s solo acoustic guitar fingerpicking or more jazzy electrified excursions TFT paints colorful scenes and creates moods evocative of the American landscape.
James Popik – Guitar, Vocals
Jeanne Yarrow – Vocals, Percussion
Jeff Page – Guitar
Luke Kessel – Bass
Andy Janowiak – Drums
Pete Nardone – Organ, Piano