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Tommy Bolin - "Whirlwind" released!!

by Mark Cartwright

There's a new double cd out from Sioux City's legendary guitar player, Tommy Bolin. It's entitled, "Whirlwind,"  and it's something every Tommy Bolin fan should own.   The Tommy Bolin website calls it "a spectacular collection of rare and unreleased recordings" from famed guitarist of Deep Purple, and the James Gang.  It features rare material from Bolin's jazz-rock band Energy, an epic 26 minute version of Marching Powder from the album Teaser, as well as songs Tommy was preparing for his third solo album before the rock star passed away back in 1976. 

Tommy was a fantastic guitar player, there's no doubt about it.  And he is certainly revered by many guitar players in the Midwest.  The fact that there are songs remaining in the vault, intended for his third solo album is exciting to me!


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