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James Popik/Ten Foot Tall Band / Blog

Power of Music

Thanks to Ricky Kej, musician and producer extrordinaire from halfway around the globe, for this great review of "Get Back On The Highway." 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! http://www.amazon.com/product-reviews/B00JX0W574/ref=acr_search_hist_5?ie=UTF8&filterBy=addFiveStar&showViewpoints=0

TFT featured in No Depression

Hey! 'Get Back On The Highway' was featured in No Depression, the Americana & Roots Music Authority. Check out the playlist here: http://www.nodepression.com/?xg_source=msg_feat_track#music_player

Summer/Fall '13

Hey - Thanks to all the new fans for joining. Winding down the summer very chill. We hit Conn., NY, The Sourland Fest and will soon play the Local & Legend Fest at Vasa Park Budd Lake, NJ and then our show at Puck in Doylestown, Pa. Taking it slow for a few weeks, getting some business stuff done. Hope you all are well. We just uploaded "Dragon On A Chain." Give a listen and let us know what you think. Don't forget to head on over to Facebook page and give us a like. Thanks for your finely tuned ears. Hope to see you all soon.

Mixing New Record

Hey all, Hope the spring is treating you well. We've recorded all the material so now we begin mixing. Heading to David Ivory's studio tomorrow to begin mixing on "The Road To Bonarroo" and "Dragon On A Chain" We even recorded some chain sounds. Should be fun. Won't be long now until the CD is out. Should be a good summer w/shows in PA., NY, NJ & CT.

Feb 22 & 23

Hey all, Hope this finds you well. This Friday TFT heads to Olive's in Nyack NY for great nite of jams. Saturday the 23rd we will be tracking live at Hopetown Studio in Doylestown, Pa www.hopetownsound.com Bassist Luke Kessel will be heading to Shanghai China next month for a stint with R&B singer Carlton Smith. We will be finishing the studio record w/Producer David Ivory and mixing the live record so much material to come. Don't forget about Crossroads guitar fest and upcoming acoustic show at Cape May Singer Songwriter Conference March 23.


Hey Jim will be on WDVR FM www.wdvrfm.org in the 5 o'clock hour today Feb 12. Tune in and happy Mardi Gras

Live Recording

Hey everybody, We just confirmed that TFT will be doing a "live in the studio" recording on Feb 23 at Hopetown Studio. Engineered by Pier Gialcone who's credits include Regina Spektor among others. More info on that soon. Don't forget to stop over at the Crossroads page. Take a listen and pass along the link. http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/James_Popik Thanks - See you soon

Winter 2013/Recording

Hey everybody. Hope you are well. It was a chilly 9 degrees here on the East coast this AM. That will wake you up! We had a blast at Puck last Friday. Thanks to those who came to the show and thanks to those who've liked us on Facebook and signed up with us here. We are putting the finishing touches on 2 new tunes, The Road To Bonarroo and Dragon On A Chain. Can't wait to share them. We have some special guests and special effects on these so it's been fun laying down the tracks. Looking forward to the show at Olive's in Nyack next month. Till then stay in touch. Send us a note. Peace!

Musicares and MSG

TFT is proud to be a part of a special Musicares event this Friday the 18th. Musicares is a Grammy organization helping musicians in need. This event will focus on musicians effected by superstorm Sandy. David Ivory is hosting the event at Puck in Doylestown, Pa. For info see: https://www.facebook.com/davidivorypresents Also, don't forget about Crossroads Fest. http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/James_Popik. Stop by, vote, listen and leave a comment. You can vote everyday. We'd love to see you there. Thanks.

TFT at the Garden?

Hey everybody. We have a shot at playing Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival. Click on link below then click on ADD YOUR SUPPORT. See you there! http://www.playcrossroads.com/u/James_Popik http://media.battleofthebands.com/xroads/img/toolkit/336x280.jpg