Touch the Sky from Where You Stand
'What an artist! What an album! I listened to it all weekend. An excellent, gorgeous achievement!' Cory Mason- World One Music, KECG FM, East Bay. Touch the Sky from Where You Stand is music for the heart, mind, and soul. Accompanying Tad Toomay's muscular vocals and sumptuous guitar work is a stream of lyrical images that sweep you down the open road (On), over tropical seas (Bounding), and into a bedroom bathed in morning light (Sleeper) - all the while revealing a kaleidoscope of moods and emotional nuance. The final destination of this exhilarating journey is the still point at the center of one's being. These songs explore how the world's beauty can heal the human soul and how an inspired soul can heal the world. For Toomay, the answers lie in self-discovery. As he writes in the song Simple Man: "Neath the twinkling evening sky, in the blinking of an eye, we could wake to who we are - so much bigger than our cares we would hardly know they're there." One might expect compelling lyrics from a professional writer like Toomay. The revelation is the force of his music on this finely-crafted debut CD. Dennis Newhall, Jazz Host KXJZ FM Sacramento, writes, 'Tad Toomay's one of those guys who starts to play and sing, and makes you think, 'Man, I wish I could do that!' 'Touch the Sky from Where You Stand' is a wonderful distillation... terrific songs... The production is crisp and balanced, the lyrics are evocative, and the CD is engaging throughout. Tad's album is authentic. It deserves to be at the top of your music pile.'