New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 6 - Page 7

SHARE BUTTON by Gary Wien “Undertow is this damage that we all have in our lives that tries to pull us under and drown us,” explains Tom Kanach, a veteran of the Jersey Shore music scene with popular 80s/90s bands Mis- chief and Wells of Souls. The Monmouth County native re- cently released his first record- ing of new music in more than two decades with the absolutely brilliant, Undertow. The record is an incredibly am- NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 bitious piece of work that con- tains 30 songs that tell the story of a day in the life of the protag- onist. It’s a day filled with pain, hopes and dreams, loss and re- gret. The songs evoke memo- ries of British Invasion bands and The Connells, a wonderful band from the 80s, while featuring tight songwriting reminiscent of songwriters like Buddy Holly who could tell entire stories in songs under three minutes. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 7