Tonight I Ride
The third CD from west coast musician Tom Corbett is a continuation of his musical migration. Tonight I Ride shows his love of the stories and history of the west told through the back drop of fiddles and mandolins. Bakersfield telelcasters and the back beat of Tex Mex band. Having worked with some amazing musicians over the years including John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Robin and Linda Williams (Prairie Home Companion) and Mike Ness (Social Distortion) Tom brings along many of his musical friends to help tell his stories. Along for the ride are stellar pickers and singers including Nina Gerber (Kate Wolf), Herb Pedersen, David West, Jonathan McEuen, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, Tom Rozum, Lorenzo Martinez and Victor Besetti (Los Lobos) just to name a few. The musical styles range from a Bluegrass border crossing, a tragic never ending folk love story, a conjunto dance band to a saloon style romp through the 'Middle Of Nowhere'. Eleven of the twelve cuts are Tom's original songs with the one cover being the classic Charlie Pride song 'Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone'. Lovers of all things country and it's roots will find something to hang their soiled cowboy hats upon and can kick up their boots and enjoy a joyful ride to the West. The liner notes tell it this way..... ' Inspired by the west. The stories of it's history. The peaks of it's mountains and endless valleys. Redwood giants. Cactus flowers. Stone temples. From the flow of the rivers to the roll of it's waves. Nourished by a golden sunlight and a nice plate of chili verde. The spirit is strong'.