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2006 - Living Dangerously


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Sometimes you have to go that extra mile to find the perfect players to create a paramount band: Dan Toler, legendary guitar player formerly of The Allman Brothers Band and Dickey Betts and Great Southern, lives in Sarasota, Florida. A mere 880 miles up the east coast, Ed Zinner, former powerhouse guitarist for Southern Legend, lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Jazz pianist, Ron Gary, who has performed with legends such as Webster Young and Tom Browne, is another 225 miles away in Silver Springs, Maryland. In spite of the physical distance, the three founding members of TGZ come together to create an unrivaled combination of talent, passion, and imagination. Toler’s blues and Zinner’s rock influenced guitars in combination with Gary’s jazz piano, culminates into something that can best be described as BLUSION!

But… the blues train doesn’t stop there…adding their own flavors to the TGZ mix are five other accomplished and seasoned musicians.

Admired for his singing and songwriting is John Townsend who may be best remembered for his Top Ten hit with Ed Sanford - "Smoke From A Distant Fire" in 1977. Townsend’s powerful and soul infused vocal abilities have led him on an impressive musical journey towards TGZ. Bringing his distinctive tone and heartfelt vocals note after note is R&B singer Tony Green. Providing the powerful and dynamic forces on drums and percussion is John McKnight and ripping the roof off track after track on his nine string instrument is Avon Lucas of Peaches and Herb. The newest recruit, Matt Zeiner, has a passion for music that has allowed him to groove along side Matt "Guitar" Murphy of Blues Brothers fame and Dickey Betts & Great Southern and now spices up the TGZ sound with his soul –infused improv on the mighty Hammond B-3 organ.

In late 2006, TGZ released their first studio album “Living Dangerously” with special guests Viktor Krauss (Lyle Lovett Band) and Floyd Miles (Gregg Allman and Friends). “Living Dangerously” is being played on radio stations all over the United States and receiving great reviews. Dick Wooley, founder of King Mojo Records and former VP of Capricorn Records said, “It’s the best music I’ve heard all year.”

In February of 2007, TGZ was extended an offer from Dick Wooley to be included in their roster of talented artists. Wooley has an extensive background in promotion and artist development and helped to establish legends such as; Percy Sledge, Cream, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Buffalo Springfield, Led Zeppelin, YES, Lake and Palmer, Aretha Franklin, Derek and the Dominos, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Eric Clapton and now TGZ.