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Tom Stahl and The Dangerfields
- Most Town- 
Music in Buffalo NY   Tom Stahl is an eclectic singer songwriter and unique performer. He is equally at home performing acoustically or as on his new release, Most Town, with his band The Dangerfields. The band (Tom Stahl-guitar/vocals, Dave Courtemanche-bass, Gary Kowalski-drums, Marty Peters-guitars and Mark Stahl-keyboards) are all seasoned longtime area musicians. The eleven tracks dig away at our city of no illusions and some of its everyday themes. The title track, “Most Town”, lays the wound bare and could only be written by someone who loves Buffalo and it’s potential only to see the same mistakes happen over again by our civic “leaders”. “I Don’t Know” channels Buddy Holly and is a dancingly infectious tune. “All You Need” features guest artist Geoff Perry adding just the right touch to the track on violin. “I’m Content” is a great tune about being comfortable in one’s own skin and features Brian Bawer on clarinet. “Mr. Obituary” is an all too real assumption of how every entertainer who suddenly becomes a great artist in their obituary after they pass away. “From” is a great protest song in the Guthrie/Dylan mold of acoustic guitar and harmonica. “Excuses Excuses” features a drum/keyboard intro ala Deep Purple’s “Woman From Tokyo” and Zappa-esque vocal phrasing. “Now” skews the woman’s movement but more in a socio-political opinion than an anti-feminist view. “Somewhere In My Youth” is an introspective look at middle age and the loss of our youth. The fine acoustic offering “Could It Be” closes the disc. The CD also features some nice nostalgic pictures of a once prosperous Buffalo. While the economy may have faltered, the Buffalo music scene and Tom Stahl and The Dangerfields new release, Most Town, are prosperous indeed. For more on Tom Stahl check out http://mywebpage.netscape.com/tomstahlband/

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