Tom McCrea

cd baby

Bill Slade 5 stars                                                                                                                                                                      well worth the wait                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Knowing Tom personally, I also know his skill level, and the depth of his knowledge of music. I have waited for a full cd of his music for a long time, and this is well worth the wait. There is nothing better than adventurous listening, especially to a player who is a true master craftsman! Playing, arranging, and production of this set of music is just stellar. One thing about Tom: a lot of musicians I know are not music "fans", and don't listen to too much stuff outside their genre. Tom is very versed in what I would refer to as "progressive" music, and that shines through on this disc. And by that, I DO NOT mean that he is copying, or that this is full of prog clichés.......the music is exciting, fresh sounding, beautiful, violent, dizzying, and mellow..........all in the same package..........Buy this and support your local independent musician.....they make all of our lives better!!!                                                                                                                                                              

Prog Metal Zone (webzine)

Progressive Instrumental Fusion/ Metal (laid-back amalgam of fusion, hard rock and metal from this Pennsylvania musician. Nice cross-section of styles that underscore McCrea's passionate guitar solos.)