Keep on Movin
Los Angeles-Anticipation is high for the early 2010 release of "Keep On Movin'," the much-whispered about debut CD from Tommy Mora. While Tommy has earned his stripes as a respected guitarist and band leader, studio engineer to the stars, and musical director for Grammy presentations, this CD bristles with the rock, blues and funk that have become Tommy Mora's trademark. Whether urging the listener to "Live It Up" by following your dreams with a solid bed of guitar that recalls when we weren't afraid to rock, or reflecting on his Southwestern heritage for letting us know he is "On His Way" in a power rock rumba that is part flamenco, part Norteño, but still truly rock and roll. While the sound is fresh and contemporary, it harkens to the roots where rock and roll came from. After all, "Old school is the ONLY school, you either went to school or you didn't." Tommy has the distinction of not only being an "A" student, but a fully-tenured professor. "Going Down To The Border" gives a nod to the Chicano funk rock that was born in the '70's brought to the mainstream by Carlos Santana, which has always been a staple of Tommy's repertoire, fused with Hendrix/Zeppelin. "Tell Me" shows the influence of another seminal Texan, Freddy Fender. The CD title track "Keep On Movin" is a tribute to his Mother who recently passed away and underscores the message of moving on even with the loss of a very special loved one. Thus, is the title of the CD. From beginning to end, all 13 tracks from "Keep On Movin" rock and groove and bump-she-bumps in the manner that only a true veteran of both the English and Spanish rock scenes could conceive and deliver After all, Mr. Mora has served as recording engineer for cliental ranging from Prince, to Jennifer Lopez, to Al Green, while acting as musical director for Alejandro Fernandez at the Latin Grammys. Long regarded as one of the best live acts in the spread between Los Angeles and El Paso, the legion of Tommy Mora fans soon will have what they have been asking for-the CD that captures this incredible musician's live energy, Chicano soul, and catchy songs. In his debut CD, Tommy again and again proves the era of the guitar hero has not died, but just been re-defined. Are you ready for "Keep On Movin" from RMC Records? It will remind you of what rock was meant to be.