Tony Becker’s Music

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.

Just Click on the links below to download free MP3 music samples and hear excerpts of Tony’s show.

Da Slockit Light
Tom Anderson wrote this Scottish Lament in 1969 to express his sadness at observing, as the population slowly dwindled, the diminishing of lights in his hometown of Esha Ness, Scotland on the island of Mainland, in the Shetlands.

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.

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.

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.