Monday, September 26, 2011
Peyton Tochterman has had a fair share of bad luck over the past few years - with band issues, cancer, and a broken neck when Kenny G.’s grand piano fall on his head. Yet its a A New World, figuratively and literally, for the artist as Tochterman finds a local mentor, refines his songwriting, and releases a new CD. With the assistance of Charlottesville folk icon Ellis Paul; production help from Sam Wilson of Sons of Bill; and Dave Matthews’ recording studio, Haunted Hollow Studios, A New World elevates Tochterman into Americana main street. The CD starts with the soft vocals and beautiful arrangements of "Smile", continues in the same vein with "Blue Eyes", and eventually overwhelms the listener with the haunting of lost love in "Johnsburg". Stacey Earle lends her voice to a more upbeat message in "Need Me Or Not" right before "Sure Thing" which further showcases Tochterman's new songwriting prowess. There's plenty more in this effort - check out A New World - its a new favorite in our iPod.