Rochester, NY native Greg Townson, an accomplished musician with more than 23 years of experience under his belt releases his new album Off and Running! on Hi-Tide Recordings. It’s a sparkling, throwback rock’n’roll album featuring classic songs like “Hello Stranger” and “The Locomotion” as well as some less familiar.
Off and Running! features a list of insanely talented musicians including members of Los Straitjackets (one of Greg’s many other musical endeavors), NRBQ & the JD McPherson Band.
The sound is like if Chuck Berry, Bryan Setzer, and Los Lobos all had a guitar baby. Ok, that’s a weird visual ; ), but it sounds great!
The highlights of the album boil down to three things:
- A solid rock’n’roll backing band. And I don’t mean “Foo Fighters” version of rock’n’roll – I’m talking old school 1950s classic.
- A confident, jamming lead guitar running the show.
- And great arrangements. I don’t tend to think of “arranging” in old school rock’n’roll, but the rythym section, guitar parts, and overall handling of the sections is tasteful and fun.
Where to Listen
Search ‘Greg Townson’ and you’ll pull him up across all the usual music places online.