Tony Kamel “Heat” – Good Time People Boogie Music

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This is honky-tonking, but it’s honky-tonking Cajun style.  Tony Kamel is best known as lead singer and guitarist with Wood & Wire, but today’s song comes from his debut solo album ‘Back Down Home‘, and it is fair to say that it is quite a different sound.  Tony Kemel drew a deal of inspiration from his own life to define what Home is – as he explained it “For any artist, a strong sense of place is all but required, but ‘Back Down Home’ represents that reliable, familiar place you can go for comfort, or to escape when everything around you seems unfamiliar and unreliable.

For Houston-born Kamel, that place is the Texas coast, especially Galveston. He’s got, he says,  a mental scrapbook filled with special moments he experienced on the shores and waters of the port city: “This part of the Gulf Coast is a unique place, with a unique culture and people,” Kamel says.


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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