Tony Fisher’s latest release (and third album) is a 19 song cornucopia of acoustic to full band cuts that transcend the many musical influences throughout Tony’s life, using some of Nashville’s finest musicians. The album is called “Something More” and is kind of (but not literally) his life story in songs. And he is celebrating this album and playing his latest songs Saturday, May 27th at Puckett’s Gro & Restaurant in downtown Franklin.
Tony grew up on the Jersey Shore in the 60’s watching Johnny Cash and Dean Martin on TV and, thanks to his parents, listening to everything from Hank Williams to 50’s rock n roll 80’s pop/ rock and country.
His writing influences are the Eagles, John Denver, Elton John, Stephen Bishop, Johnny Cash, George Strait & Ricky Skaggs.
He wrote his first song at age 9-years-old and around that time, formed a band with his two younger brothers. In the late 70’s, they recorded 5 of Tony’s original songs in a local studio. When his brothers went to college, Tony formed a country cover band and continued writing. In 1984, he came to Nashville to pitch some of his songs to a songwriter friend of friend hit songwriter who worked at Welk music. Unfortunately, to no avail. So he but kept writing. Several years later, he recorded 4 songs in Austin, Texas through a small independent record label there and reached #20 on the Independent Country Charts. Soon after, he returned to Nashville for a showcase and shortly after made the move to Music City.
Seating for the show begins at 7:30, Show at 8:30, $12 cover charge.