ALBUM REVIEW: Tony Gowland – American Writers | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 01.06.20






I can picture the steam rising through the sidewalks and the honking of yellow taxi horns; Tony Gowland may be a North East-based musician and singer but his second album, American Writers, draws its inspiration from the Big Apple and the Eastern seaboard of the USA.

Tony gives us a first class ticket to enter his world of soulful ballads, or the cool lounge jazz of The Painter. Long Way To Recovery is just a Moondance away from a purring Van Morrison. Every song is a story, again a direct link to his American writer muses. Musically he echoes the likes of Ray Charles, with his influences of gospel, blues and jazz, or the grit and grime of Billy Joel and the gentle winning piano refrains of Bert Bacharach.


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