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#399199 - 03/07/17 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: JoanneCooper
Tom I hope you are on the mend health wise. Always love your music. This is a great rocker.
Thanks for giving it a spin. Appreciated, Tom
Originally Posted By: Noel96
Tom,

I was quite excited when I saw your name pop up with a new post. It's been quite a while! It really is great to have you back.

Once again you've written, performed and produced a work of art that is exceptional. You have a knack for this. Time and again you show us all how it's done.

This was a terrific listen. Ear candy? Nope, it went way beyond that. This was from the the top shelf liqueur section of the songwriting.

All the best and may your mending come along leaps and bounds.

Regards,
Noel
Noel, Those are some wonderful comments. Thank you for your time. Tom

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#399244 - 03/07/17 09:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Texas has suddenly become the genesis of some outstanding BIAB based tunes. This one is really textbook for how it should be done. Excellent at every level. Every level...

Really like this song a lot.

Hope you are feeling better and glad you are feeling up to spending time on the forum.

Charlie
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#399250 - 03/07/17 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Helluva re-entry Tom!!

Soon as I heard those drums I knew we were in for another stellar production. This has George Strait written all over it --literally and figuratively.

This is a showcase for everything you do so well.

We listen to a lot of what IMHO is good country...a la Strait, Jackson, Black, etc. and this song would hold it's own big time in a playlist with them.

Outstanding production -- all of it, the write, the vocals, your playing and the mix.

Well, Janice just said it gives her an early Eagles feel. Yeah....

Enjoyed it!

J&B
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#399308 - 03/07/17 02:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Man, just so good! Great chorus, really makes the song.
Loved the guitar solo at the end, would have never have guessed it was loops? Doesn't matter, it fit the tune perfectly.
Dave, Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. Tom

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#399388 - 03/08/17 05:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Joe -PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Glad your back and feeling better. Loved this tune. Excellent vocal lyric and guitar work. Very cool pickguard on that tele....
Scott, thanks for the kindness. The pickguard is from Greasy Grooves. Tom
Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Great work on this tommyad! Really love the vocal production and driving guitar riffs. Very pleasant to listen to! smile
Joe, Always a pleasure to hear from a staffer. Thanks, Tom

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#399390 - 03/08/17 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Wow, Tom! That was friggin' phenomenal!

What a powerful combination of talents and instruments! The drums are absolutely live sounding (and powerful) , and that drum intro provides the perfect buildup of pre-song excitement!

The fact that you've incorporated a groove, used dynamics throughout, and interesting lyrics are all icing on the proverbial cake!

Your transitions are good too... sustains where they fit, drum fills at all the right places!

Your vocals are perfect for the songs you write... it's easy to see that you have invested a lot of years playing music... your output is totally pro, as good or better than most of what I hear at music festivals!

I have to agree with Herb that given the live feel of the song, I expected the ending solo to last a lot longer. It left me feeling a little disappointed when the song ended when it did. I was ready to keep dancing. (And I don't even dance. )

Two enthusiastic thumbs up (Plus most of my toes)

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#399546 - 03/09/17 05:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Sergio Guarneri]
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Originally Posted By: Muzic Trax
This is great ! Reminds me of Diamond Rio.

Mix was great as well, loved it.

Trax
Again, Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: Sergio Guarneri


Super song. A real hit.

Sergio
Sergio, Thanks for the listen. Glad you liked it. Tom

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#399580 - 03/09/17 09:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Glad to see you're back in harness again Tom. This is a superb foot tapper and the chorus is a real killer; can't get it off my mind. Another fine piece of pro-level work. Love it!

John
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#399726 - 03/10/17 05:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Young
I always look forward to hearing anything you post on the forum. Like you, health situations I have taken me out of commission in the forum quite a bit the past few months. I hope you are doing much better. This place isn't the same without you around.

This is really outstanding. Your choruses always seem to explode onto the scene, after some good introductory imagery in the verse leading up to it. Good writing. And your vocals and "pickin" always come across just right. Like Herb said, once again you nailed it!

Steve
Thanks for all that Steve, I appreciate it. Tom
Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Tom, your music is always great! This is no exception! Everything here sounds wonderful-a great song. Blessings for your health! Thanks, Torrey.
Torrey, Thank you very much. I'm glad you liked it. Tom

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#399930 - 03/10/17 09:42 PM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Great stuff Tom!! You continue to amaze me with your musical hooks. Great how the verse and chorus are so distinct and work together so well. The lyrics are great, and what is also great is what's not spelled out... some things just happen and can't be easily explained. Guitar work is stellar!! This is a gem!! Take care. Greg

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#400011 - 03/11/17 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: 90 dB]
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Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Tommy,

Late on this one. This is great stuff!



Regards,


Bob
Thanks for stopping by Bob. Tom

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#400017 - 03/11/17 10:25 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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#400194 - 03/12/17 10:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Texas has suddenly become the genesis of some outstanding BIAB based tunes. This one is really textbook for how it should be done. Excellent at every level. Every level...

Really like this song a lot.

Hope you are feeling better and glad you are feeling up to spending time on the forum.

Charlie
Charlie, thanks for coming by and leaving the great comments. It means a lot to me. Tom

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#400245 - 03/12/17 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Tom,

I believe I have listened to this song more times than ANY other song that has ever been posted on this forum. It is a song that begs to be repeated again and again and again. "Hit" written all over it.

You deserve all the accolades that have been written. Each of the comparisons hold...Eagles, Diamond Rio and (especially) Brooks and Dunn (this sounds like they already made it a #1).

All aspects of this sets the bar as high as it goes. The production, arrangement and mix. The playing.. (nice steel!). Your vocals!

The songwriting is pro "radio" writing. The highest compliment I can give another writer is "I wish I had written this!"

Truly stellar. In every way.

floyd
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#400422 - 03/13/17 11:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Deceptively simple, catchy and a down right ear worm! I totally agree with FJ on this one. If I were still on country radio, I'd play it on my morning show.

Well done!
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#400461 - 03/13/17 02:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Helluva re-entry Tom!!

Soon as I heard those drums I knew we were in for another stellar production. This has George Strait written all over it --literally and figuratively.

This is a showcase for everything you do so well.

We listen to a lot of what IMHO is good country...a la Strait, Jackson, Black, etc. and this song would hold it's own big time in a playlist with them.

Outstanding production -- all of it, the write, the vocals, your playing and the mix.

Well, Janice just said it gives her an early Eagles feel. Yeah....

Enjoyed it!

J&B
There is no question in my mind that you get what I'm trying to do here. I was originally thinking George Strait and when I put that lead loop in at the end I was thinking Don Felder. I always look forward to your comments and you never fail to disappoint me. Thank you both so much for your support. Tom


Edited by tommyad (03/13/17 06:26 PM)

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#400469 - 03/13/17 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Tom,

Super-duper song and performance! This sounds about as pro as anything I've heard here in a long time. There are some great, pro-sounding on the board right now (and have been in the past) ... this one shines right there at the top.

I agree with the Diamond Rio analogy someone offered earlier. And wow ... that guitar track is so freaking hot! Your vocal is great and the arrangement is top shelf all the way.

Di and I loved our listen ... listened twice before moving on. Standing "O"!

Wishing you the best with issues. I (Alan) know that feeling of health issues as we age ... I'll be 70 on the 22nd of this month. Yikes!

Alan & Di
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#400571 - 03/14/17 04:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Pat Marr]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Marr
Wow, Tom! That was friggin' phenomenal!

What a powerful combination of talents and instruments! The drums are absolutely live sounding (and powerful) , and that drum intro provides the perfect buildup of pre-song excitement!

The fact that you've incorporated a groove, used dynamics throughout, and interesting lyrics are all icing on the proverbial cake!

Your transitions are good too... sustains where they fit, drum fills at all the right places!

Your vocals are perfect for the songs you write... it's easy to see that you have invested a lot of years playing music... your output is totally pro, as good or better than most of what I hear at music festivals!

I have to agree with Herb that given the live feel of the song, I expected the ending solo to last a lot longer. It left me feeling a little disappointed when the song ended when it did. I was ready to keep dancing. (And I don't even dance. )

Two enthusiastic thumbs up (Plus most of my toes)
Pat, That's a whole lot of great things to take in. Thanks, Tom

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#400583 - 03/14/17 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: tommyad]
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I was not familiar with your work...looks like I have some listening to do! What a great song!

I really love this line...
Quote:
What goes up must come down and all comes down to this

and to tuck that into the rest of that verse so well, man top notch writing.

Production...wow! I'm seriously impressed! You mentioned BIAB as the drum source, is that for everything? The intro so sets the feel of the song, and I don't remember hearing those groves. Now, I'm not at my computer to try it, so I figured I would ask.

Also, your processing of the drums really has them pop more than I've heard before from BIAB. If you have secrets to that, please share! wink

I guess I have my listening work cut out for me. What a great find to start my day! Great job all the way around!
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#400784 - 03/15/17 05:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: She's Gone To Texas [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Skyline
Glad to see you're back in harness again Tom. This is a superb foot tapper and the chorus is a real killer; can't get it off my mind. Another fine piece of pro-level work. Love it!

John
John, When I get a thumbs up from a great talent as yourself, I feel I've done OK. Thanks, Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Great stuff Tom!! You continue to amaze me with your musical hooks. Great how the verse and chorus are so distinct and work together so well. The lyrics are great, and what is also great is what's not spelled out... some things just happen and can't be easily explained. Guitar work is stellar!! This is a gem!! Take care. Greg
Greg, Glad you picked up on the connect the dots theory in the lyrics. Thank you for your never-ending support. Tom

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