Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5 waste no time getting to the point of things musically. They mix acoustic folk and bluegrass along with lyrics best suited to country music storytelling.
The music is generally soft and gentle compared to Tony’s gruff vocals. His voice is well-travelled like many good story tellers. His ability to deliver his lyrics in a delicate manner is a pleasure to listen to.
The music makes a great backdrop for sailors of old or a dusty saloon in Deadwood. It works on many different levels for the blue-collar guy. This is working mans music. In today’s world of digital beats and fresh faced singer songwriters it is refreshing to see and hear someone who actually has been around the block once or twice.
Tony (guitar and vocals) backs himself with a motley bunch called Full Fathom 5 (Gorgo Beach- mandolin, Sean David Cunningham- violin, Audrey Kate Geiger- vocals, Matthew Lott- accordion, tenor sax, toy piano, Mike Noordzy- upright, contra alto clarinet, Michael Scotto – drums). A talented group of musicians who provide the backdrop for Tony’s lyrics. Audrey’s vocal add an old fashioned charm to the whole sound.
Just listening to music I am reminded of Dan Zanes and the music that he puts out and the “off the beaten path” vibe that he conveys. It is all here on the debut album by Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5 available for download here: http://tonytedesco.bandcamp.com/ Download the whole album or just your favorite song or two. Lyrics are provided so you can easily read along and perhaps find your own meaning to the song.
After listening to the debut album a few times through I find it hard to believe that this is unsigned talent. The music is enjoyable and earthy. It is sure to leave you with a full belly feeling.
Give him a listen, give your ears something refreshing to relax to.