Sometimes you need to get a new dog if it don't bark when there's a ruckus in your backyard, how I missed this staple of the Asbury Park music scene until now has me scratching my head with my hind leg. With 30 years of guitar playing, Tony didn't start writing and singing songs until he was 40, when he started play with Gorgo "it was instantly magic" he says. Gravely, whiskey soaked and aged like gnarly tree bark, Gorgo and Tony sing and spin yarns like Hemingway and Hunter S. Thompson trading shots and tabs.
Two tours of Fallujah hardened me like sea glass in the sand by the end of the third the only friend I trusted was the trigger itchin for my right hand ridin tail gun on them airport runs back and forth down Hwy 5 didn't take too long till we started taking bets over under counts on limbs and lives
Audrey's voice intertwines with the strings and reeds like a siren tempting Odysseus to a murky demise. Gathering an ensemble of talented musicians they hit the studio to record their debut album, the abundant instruments work together like railroad men laying tracks across the plains. Had I discovered earlier would have vied for my #1 Americana album of 2012. One word GET IT, oh that's two words, here's one word NOW!
Released December 19th 2012
Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5 are:
Gorgo Beach - Mandolin, Backup Vocals
Sean David Cunningham - Violin
Audrey-Kate Geiger - Vocals
Matthew Lott - Accordion, Tenor Sax, Toy Piano
Mike Noordzy - Upright, Conta Alto Clarinet
Michael Scotto - Drums
Tony Tedesco - Guitar, Vocals
A staple of the Asbury Park music scene, Tony has honed his craft through many different projects. From spoken word to Whiskey fueled barrel-house rock to solo acoustic, he has explored writing honest yet accessible material culminating in his first release Full Fathom 5.
Along with Grammy winning engineer Tom Camuso (Steve Earle's Washington Square Serenade) and his musical partner Gorgo Beach have produced a 40 minute, 10 song release that explores the human condition. The lyrics are layered with deep cut references to Shakespeare,Plath, Dickenson, Dunn, the bible and many others yet still maintains an accessibility with universal concepts and simple truths. This release has enlisted the services of the Asbury scene's most talented players. A band that's not afraid to take a chance while keeping it's ear to the pulse of the lyrics.. Not brewed for local consumption.Best listened to from dark corners with nary a clue of whence we came.