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Some Great Music

Tom Rigney may not have invented the blues, but he sure knows how to play them! While most of the music on this album can be found in any blues artist's repetoir, Rigney adds his own flair to every song. Particularly likable are the haunting melodies in "Wayfaring Stranger" and the quirky upbeat "Gator Boy." However, when all is said and done, the one track that takes the cake is, without a doubt, "The House of the Rising Sun." Rigney has taken a classic New Orleans Blues song and made it his own. This song alone is worth the price of the whole album!


Genre: Blues

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Fiddler Tom Rigney has contributed more than a quarter-of-a-century to roots music in San Francisco. After graduating from Harvard with a Masters in fine arts, he went on to play the fiddle for a band named Back in the Saddle. That stint brought him a Bammie (Bay Area Music Award) in the early '80s, thanks to his performance on the group's first album. The band independently issued one of Rigney's compositions, "Time & Again," which became a regional hit. When Back in the Saddle folded, Rigney moved...
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