The Calm Before the Storm Musicians
Tom Farley: Acoustic Guitars; Electric Rhythm Guitar; Electric Lead Guitar;
All Sequencing; Lead Vocals; Background Vocals
Tania Farley: Keyboards; Percussion; Lead Vocals; Background vocals
Gerry Herndon: Electric Lead Guitar; Electric Rhythm Guitar; Background Vocals
Steve Gallagher: Strings
Donnie Satterwhite: Pedal Steel Guitar
Mike Munden: Violin
Tom Jones: Acoustic Lead Guitar (Fresh Air; An Old and Familiar Play)
B.J. Liederman: Piano (Kinky with My Baby)
The Calm Before the Storm Liner Notes
The Calm Before the Storm CD was the definitive performance of The Tom Farley Band captured in the studio. Written and produced by Tom, engineered and recorded at Earworks Studio with Bob Smith, it was the end result of many years of playing, writing and technical experience. Tom, Tania and Gerry had been performing live in local clubs for about eighteen months before going into the studio. Using a combination of sequenced rhythms and live performance, the band was not only able to achieve a dynamic recording, but also reproduced the album-quality performance consistently in all the venues they played.
The songs on the CD exhibit some of the best songwriting of Tom's career. Variety of styles, contemplation, humor, and description have always been a mainstay of his songwriting. With fifteen songs (72 minutes of music) on the CD, fans can certainly get their moneys worth. Tom wrote all of the songs except two: Baby Can I Hold You (Tracy Chapman) and Landslide (Stevie Nicks).