Wiggins' music is rock and roll for adults -- songs about long ago friends and events, dealing with the aging process, making sense of life’s mysterious. 10 features twelve tracks, all penned by Wiggins. "Sliver of Moon" is about a romantic night with a favorite woman. "Hang On" is trying to keep up as time goes by. "Skyline Drive" and "Summer of '69" look back on childhood events both innocent and destructive. "Crooked River Groove," and "Bible's on the Table" are funky blues numbers. 10 has more of a blues feel to it than his more recent works, with some fancy guitar work by Wiggins and Al Moss, keyboards by both Wiggins and Jackie Warren that could be mistaken for Gregg Allman, and a blues beat laid down by bassist Derek Poindexter and drummer Jon Niefeld. Guests also include local reggae statesman Carlos Jones on percussion.
Scene Magazine calls it "eloquent".
The Plain Dealer says it's "engaging".
Cool Cleveland calls it Tommy's best record yet, filled with catchy original songs
released January 1, 2008
Produced by Tommy Wiggins
Recorded by Chris Mara @ campwiggs
Mixed by Mark Owen @ Closer Look
Mastered by Dave Kutch
All songs written by Tommy Wiggins except Crooked River Line and Winter of ‘69, by Tommy Wiggins and David Lawrence Goldman.
Tommy Wiggins: songs, singing, grand piano, Rhodes and Wurlitzer electric pianos, Hohner clavinet, Hammond C3 organ, rhythm guitar, percussion
Al Moss: electric and acoustic guitars, pedal steel, backing vocals.
Jackie Warren: Hammond C3, Wurlitzer electric piano
Derek Poindexter: bass
Jon Niefeld: drums
Guests: David Lawrence: electric guitar; Carlos Jones: congas
CD package design by Matthew Mohr www.matthwemohr.com
Photos by Janet Macoska (portrait) www.janetmacoska.com
Chris Mara (at Elvis’ piano in RCA Studio B, Nashville) www.chrismara.com
No MIDI cables, synthesizers or auto-tune were used in this recording.
©2008 Chilidog Records