James Popik/Ten Foot Tall Band / Bio

Pick up a copy of Get Back On The Highway here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/get-back-on-the-highway-ep/id867554872

Latest Review from Producer Ricky Kej - As the title track started, I thought of the Allman brothers’ kind of twin guitar lead. Of course there’s MUCH more from James Popik and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the guitar-rock organ combination on Dragon on a chain. Phrasing and syncopation is as tight as ever; evident on Road to Bonnaroo. Versatility shows as they drift into reggae with rasping voice sings on Wounded Angel. Fantastic work with a great sound!

May 2013 - Blues Rock Review of EP

Get Back on the Highway has a homey feel to it. It’s an album that makes one feel a cozy sense of belonging. And even though it’s just an EP, it certainly packs a punch as well. There’s no filler here, just four solid tracks that fulfill. This is friendly music, and listening to it makes you feel like you’d be right at home hanging out with the members of the band. Through their music they seem down-to-earth, but not in a way that diminishes their legitimate musical clout. All the members are experienced musicians that truly hold their own when it comes to making music. Together, they create a cool but punchy vibe that serves as both intriguing and entertaining.
On Get Back on the Highway, Ten Foot Tall Band weaves heartfelt songs focusing on the follies so typical to life while still creating a sense of hope and progress (the pertinent example being the name of the title track itself). The record is just 15 minutes long but with its playful groove organ, seasoned guitar licks, and familiar vocals, the fun is sure to last longer.
The Review: 7.5/10
The Big Hit
- All That Time Will Allow
Review by Tyler Quiring
From 'The Aquarian North Jersey Notes: Ten Foot Tall,
—by Tim Louie, April 27, 2012

I was recently contacted about an amazing blues rock band out of Hopewell, NJ, called Ten Foot Tall. They have a sound that is comparable to The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and even the Grateful Dead. I guess that’s more of a country rock sound. Either way, I really enjoyed it! Songs like “Get Back On The Highway,” “Sleepin’ In The Devil’s Arms,” and “Feelin’ Fine” really make you want to drive out to the country (or South Jersey) with your windows rolled down, hair blowing in the wind, and blasting these tunes!

Breaking News. Ten Foot Tall has won Gary Allen's Songapalooza for Get Back On The Highway! More info coming soon on that front. Stay tuned!

Get Back On The Highway has also been licensed by Crucial Music for TV/Film placement.

Ten Foot Tall find themselves fresh out of the studio with Grammy award-winning producer David Ivory, who is known for his work with The Roots, Halestorm and Patti LaBelle. 2012 is looking to be a busy one for singer/guitarist and founder James Popik and his crew, as Ten Foot Tall plan on doing a lot of touring in support of their third CD, Get Back On The Highway. The guys from Ten Foot Tall are excited that their high-energy live performances have finally been captured in a studio recording. Joining Popik in Ten Foot Tall is guitarist Jeff Page, bassist Luke Kessel, keyboardist Pete Nardone, drummer Andy Janowiak, and the vocals and percussion of Jeanne Yarrow.

No strangers to touring, Ten Foot Tall has already hit the road with The Marshall Tucker Band, double-billed with Robert Hazard, and they’ve even earned a support slot for the legendary Dave Mason at the Tarrytown Music Hall in New York. The band was also invited to open a series of regional shows for Los Lonely Boys.

Start in New York, travel up the mountains and check out the view, go to Chicago, then glide down the Mississippi and flop in new Orleans. Funk in our feet, Blues in our Gut, Jazz in our heart and Love on our mind. Whether it's solo acoustic guitar fingerpicking or more jazzy electrified excursions TFT paints colorful scenes and creates moods evocative of the American landscape. Honest, open, no BS
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General Info

Band Members
James Popik - Guit, Vox Jeanne Yarrow- Vox, Jeff Page- Guit, Luke Kessel- Bass, Pete Nardone- Keys, Andy Janowiak- Drums
Artist Name
James Popik/Ten Foot Tall Band
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Rock / Roots / Jam

Contact Info

Hopewell, NJ

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