Murphy's Saloon #4 Show Notes:
• Almost Heaven by Tommy Z.
Tommy infuses his songs with a mix of jazz, R&B, rock and funk, tinged with spirituality. His latest CD, Universal Love, was produced by Nick Blagona (Bee Gees, Nazareth, Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Rainbow, The Police, Chicago) He also appears on a recently released solo album Gillan's Inn by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple. Tommy's personal Web site (where you can buy his CD) is here.
• Talk Is Cheap by The Shades of Gray.
The Shades of Gray are four young guys out of Salt Lake City who've been playing together for 2 years. They list Herbie Hancock, the Allman Bros. and Jimi Hendrix as influences. The band's site is here.
• Your Heart by Anne Heaton.
Heaton has been based out of New York in recent years, but is considering a move back to Chicago, her home town. She was an opening act on Jewel's Spring 2005 tour, and lists Fine Young Cannibals, Peter Gabriel, Tom Petty, 10,000 Maniacs and the Indigo Girls as influences. Heaton's d