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TOMMY TALTON - Six decades in, it’s clear that guitarist and songwriter Tommy Talton is still making music for the sheer joy of it. He manages to perform with both the energy of a music-obsessed kid and the restraint of a seasoned veteran – because, at heart, he is both.
He began his musical career in Central Florida and in 1966 was a founding member of a group called “We The People.” The group had several top ten hits throughout Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
Recording with RCA Victor Records, they gained much critical acclaim and are still considered to be in the top three of the most listened to and appreciated “garage band” genre groups of all time.
To this day they have re-releases of recordings from the ’60s with Sundazed Records from upstate New York, sales being reportedly steady.
In 1970, Tommy Talton, along with Scott Boyer, was a founding member of Capricorn Records group “Cowboy.”
From 1971 through 1977 Cowboy recorded 4 albums for Capricorn.“Reach For The Sky,” and “Boyer and Talton: Cowboy” (1974) and “Cowboy” (1977). Talton also recorded an album titled “Happy To Be Alive/ Talton, Sandlin and Stewart” with producer Johnny Sandlin (Allman Bros., Delbert McClinton). Essentially, it being a solo effort with all but one song being written and sung by Talton.
While in Macon, Ga. through most of the 70’s, Tommy was a studio musician recording with artists such as Billy Joe Shaver, Bonnie Bramlett, Martin Mull, Corky Lang (West, Bruce and Lang/ Mountain), Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Clarence Carter, country music legend Kitty Wells, Alex and Livingston Taylor, Arthur Conley of Sweet Soul Music fame, Johnny Rivers, and more.
He toured extensively throughout the U.S. with Cowboy and with Gregg Allman’s “Laid Back Tour” as Gregg’s ‘Special Guests’ from Carnegie Hall to Fillmore West in San Francisco and most cities in between. Tommy was also the guitarist on Gregg Allman’s certified Gold “Laid Back” studio album.
Throughout the ’90s, Tommy lived and toured in Europe and formed a group there called “The Rebelizers” with members of Albert Lee’s band, Hogan’s Heroes.
Also at that time, he was the guitarist on a Belgian television program, “Sommer Kuren” (“Cures Summer,” translated,1997) and played with numerous European musicians such as Toots Thielemans (jazz harmonica) while gigging in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Spain.
In 2005, after returning to the States, Talton formed “The Tommy Talton Band.”
He connected with Southern Music and Allman Brothers Band (news) magazine, “HittinTheNote.”
MIKE VEAL - Born and raised in the heart of the deep south, Vocalist Mike Veal is no stranger to the blues. As a child living in the towns of Milledgeville and Macon in south Georgia, Mike was strongly influenced by area musicians and singers whose lives and songs reflected the true origins of American Blues.
As he grew, Veal found himself drawn to the soulful voices of Otis Redding, James Brown and Gregg Allman. Those early influences still strongly color Mike's style today. At 16, Mike started singing professionally with Sansara Show Band and later worked with Johnny Rivers, and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap.
Today, working with long-time friends and bandmates, Mike consistently delivers 110% on stage, believing "you should never do a song you can't lose yourself in".
TYPES OF TICKETS
There are no bad views of our stage at The Vista, even if you are standing! Often these are the best tickets if you want to be up close and personal with your favorite artist. Be aware that holders of Standing Room - Main Floor tickets have not purchased a seat and are not guaranteed a seat. This means that for sold out shows, holders of these tickets will likely be standing. If you want to assure the exclusivity and comfort of a reserved table at a show that is likely to sell out, we recommend purchasing a Reserved Table. Any reserved tables not purchased will be available for General Admission on a first come first served basis.
Don’t like standing or bumping elbows, or maybe you want to take the worry out of fighting traffic to be early to get a table? Exclusivity may be for you! Reserved Table tickets provide ticket holders the option to have a table saved for you. When the doors open to our venue, your reserved table will be waiting for you. Please note, Reserved Table tickets must be purchased in groups of 4 or 6, as there are 4 or 6 seats per table.
You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:
Napoleon’s at The Vista Room – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine next-door in Napoleon’s before your concert. Napoleon’s features a mix of Classics and house specialties including Healthy Bowls (Vegan and Vegetarian-friendly), Featured entrées, Tacos, and Sandwiches. Please allow 90 minutes to dine before the beginning of the show.
The Vista Room – Our “SHOW MENU” is fast to the table and allows you to dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. The kitchen will be open through intermission. Tableside beverage service will continue throughout the performance.
Please call us at 404-321-5000 for any questions before the show.