Tony's music can best be described as "americana", a rich blend of country, bluegrass, folk and roots music. his latest cd release, "fields of carolina", is a collection of well crafted songs and features many of bluegrass music's top award winning artists as support musicians.
Tony rackley has steadily been working as an americana artist for the last ten years. he has been recognized by the national magazine, "bluegrass unlimited", "as someone to watch", but his music is much more than bluegrass. "my roots are in rural america and my home is in rural america, but whoever said that new and traditional music couldn't come together, hasn't been to the country lately".
Tony has taken his music on the road performing at clubs, festivals and showcases and has opened concerts for acts as diversified as iris dement and leroy parnell among others. he has been a teacher with the nashville songwriters association international, hosted a monthly "writers in the round" at the critically acclaimed handlebar listening room in greenville, sc and put together the long running songwriters stage at the reedy river festival in upstate sc each year. tony has spent the last five years in nashville as a songwriter for a publishing firm.
Currently living in upstate SC with his wife Emily and son Austin, tony has come full circle and has found the music he has been searching for. music that is timeless, music that sparks a fire in your soul, music that's from the country, but a lot different from what "country music" means today! with artist' such as missy raines, jim hurst, jon brennan, patty mitchell and a host of others recording his song's , it truly looks as though others have found it too!
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1. somethings never change
2. don't look down
3. gone for good
4. oh mr sears
5. the day is done
6. diamonds on the water
7. teardrops hittin' the ground
8. harbor of dreams
9. common ground
10. just for that
11. the way it goes
12. when it gets like this
13. the longest part