Celtic Roots, American Tradition
Tony performs a live show that entertains the audience with traditional songs and stories while accompanying himself on his steel strung classical guitar. His warm baritone and hot instrumentals recapture the feel of an
intimate club and his stories inform and delight.
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Da Slockit Light Tom Anderson wrote this Scottish Lament in 1969 to express his sadness at seeing the lights slowly diminish in his hometown, Eshaness Scotland as the population dwindled.
The Minstrel Boy Irish patriot Thomas Moore (1779–1852) wrote these lyrics to honor his Trinity College, Dublin friends, who died fighting for Irish independance in the Rebellion of 1798, and set them to the melody of an an old Irish air, The Moreen
Sheebeg An Sheemor Intro. The story of the blind harper Turlough O’Carolan’s, and the battle between rival fairy hosts.
Sheebeg An Sheemor Turlough O’Carolan’s first, and best known, composition.
The Derry Air Instrumental interpretation on classical guitar.
Danny Boy Sung with classical guitar accompaniment.
Ookpik Waltz Written about 1980 by Frankie Rogers in the style of a Celtic Air.
Ashokan Farewell Intro. Info on “That Civil War” tune.
Ashokan Farewell Written in 1983 by Jay Ungar in the style of a Scottish Lament.
Josefins dopvals (Josephine’s Baptism Waltz) Written in 1994 by Swedish folk musician and composer Karl Johan Roger Tallroth, best known as a member of the band Väsen.
The Old Dun Cow “MacIntyre!” Recorded live at the Willow Glen Coffee Roasting Company May 28th, 2005, with Julia Horner on bodhran, Pat Ryan on bass, and Richard Katz, on percussion.
Victor Rag Maybelle Carter‘s tune reworked by Sam McGee into a hot country guitar showpiece.
I Still Miss Someone By Roy and Johnny Cash
Doc’s Guitar Doc Watson‘s hot country guitar showpiece.
Sixteen Tons Merle Travis‘ tune made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Tony covers this Willie Nelson hit written by Fred Rose.
Don’t Think Twice Bob Dylan folk hit from the 1960’s.
Crazy Willie Nelson tune and lyrics made famous by Patsy Cline.
Fall to Pieces Harlan Howard and Hank Cochran tune and lyrics made famous by Patsy Cline.
Vegamatic Steve Goodman send up of Ron Popeil and his as-seen-on-TV products.
City of New Orleans Steve Goodman tune made famous by Arlo Guthrie.
New Orleans Tony’s protest song for the victims of hurricane Katrina, to an old American blues tune.