MP3 Tom Huebner - Highway 43
Country Blues with nods to John Haitt, Steve Earl and The Jayhawks
10 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Blues, BLUES: Texas Style
Oakland singer/songwriter and guitarist Tom Huebner digs into the loamy soil of country, folk-rock, blues, cajun and zydico and bluegrass influences to craft songs that deliver deeply personal themes and often reflect the diversity of today''s American cultural landscape. It''s a world full of rogues and heroes, dreamers and romantics, hard-bitten realists and jaded lovers. From the "El Norte" barrios of California, to the Louisiana cajun country, to the Alamo mission walls of San Antonio and all the backroads in between, Tom''s songs explore the full range of human emotion - joy, anger, sorrow, despair and hope.
Raised less than an hour from the Mexican border in rural California, Tom grew up in a rich musical atmosphere that included blues, jazz and boogie-woogie (his father was an avid record collector and boogie pianist). Other early influences include the music of country and bluegrass greats like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Doc Watson and Gram Parsons, as well as a solid dose of rock and roll by the Beatles, Stones and Byrds. Practicing his chops as a singer, songwriter and guitarist in numerous bands since his early twenties, Tom eventually co-founded the popular Bay Area band Key Lime Pie (KLP). After a six year stint with KLP that saw the release of their album Cookin'' in 2000, he left the band in 2001 to pursue a solo career. Tom''s new release entitled Highway 43, on the Camel Records label is his first work as a solo artist and features ten of his original compositions.
Tom has performed his songs in front of enthusiastic crowds at festivals, clubs and venues throughout California, and as a member of Key Lime Pie shared the bill with such talents as Peter Rowan, Joe Craven and the Rebirth Brass Band. His current group features Mill Valley virtuoso Steve Kallai on fiddle and mandolin, and former Key Lime Pie member Dean Cook on drums. Along with bassist Mark Petrella, they round out a rockin'' band that brings it all together where ever they play.