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Art From The Heart

by Greg Tamblyn

A musical joyride into the sacred and the silly. Thoughtful, intelligent lyrics and fresh, singable melodies. A celebration of love and laughter. Great studio band.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Night I Left My Body
3:52 $0.99
2. Leftovers
2:43 $0.99
3. Underachievers Anonymous
3:36 $0.99
4. What We Want From Other People
3:26 $0.99
5. I Think Of God As A Poet
3:37 $0.99
6. Stand Like Mountain, Move Like Water
4:42 $0.99
7. Angels
5:24 $0.99
8. So Much Love
3:33 $0.99
9. Heart Of The Mother
6:45 $0.99
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Album Notes
A sometimes humorous, sometimes sensitive musical exploration of the power of love, spirit triumphing over hardship, out-of-body trips to the donut shop, moldy food in the fridge, and the Big Kahuna.

"Greg Tamblyn is an irresistible combination of musician, storyteller, and funny person. Book him now while you can still afford him. (If you can't book him, buy his CDs!)"
--Bowen White, MD, author of "Why Normal Isn't Healthy!"

"Hilarious. I feel like I'm listening to a real friend who understands so much of what I experience, need, think, and hope--like you've seen into my soul and my refrigerator. Stand Like Mountain is a classic, I think. It moves me very, very deeply every time I hear it. What an inspiration about personal strength and self love--and the music that you surround this story with and how you tell it makes it even more touching and memorable. Thanks again. Really.
--Katherine Kerr, actor, teacher, author of "The Creative Explosion"

"Greg, you were the hit of our conference. Your music and presence were able to break down walls that no amount of talking could approach. The wit and wisdom in your songs display an in-depth knowledge of the human spirit, and an ability to translate soul into music. Your message spoke to health care providers in a unique and powerful way."
--Marty Sullivan, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Co-Chair:
"Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit" Conference

**** NOTE: More reviews at bottom of page... ****

by Pam Grout

When you consider that most of the songs from Nashville are about broken hearts, shattered dreams, and mamas getting run over by pickups, it's no surprise that songwriter Greg Tamblyn finally found a new niche.

Tamblyn is much too successful to sing the country-western blues. He's just released his 6th CD, he's playing concerts all over the country, and he's even a sought after entertainer at health and wellness seminars.

He also leads tours to exotic destinations like China and Peru. (For details, email him at left.)

Tamblyn left his hometown Kansas City in 1986, stifled by a lack of opportunities. Oh sure, he was playing local bars, and he'd been rated "Best Male Vocalist in Kansas City" by a local newspaper. He'd even sold a couple of songs to a country singer from the Philippines. But the lure of Nashville was too great. Eventually, he landed a writing job for a Nashville song publisher.

Along with having his songs recorded by country artists, Tamblyn successfully released his own single, "It's Another Joyful Elvis Presley Christmas." It caught the attention of radio stations and reviewers around the country, and was named "Christmas Single of the Year" in Cashbox magazine.

Then the Cayman Islands Hyatt offered him a gig. Remember that pool bar that Gene Hackman sat near in The Firm? The singer in the background could have been Tamblyn. Except by that time, he'd left, burned out by tourists wanting to hear "Margaritaville" for the 896th time. He wanted to sing his own songs.

Soon after that he was asked to play a wellness conference at Duke University Medical Center. With songs like "The Shootout at the I'm OK, You're Ok Corral," and "My Life is a Beer Commercial," he was a smash hit, and a new career was born.

The brochure for the conference listed Tamblyn as a member of the seminar's faculty. Where initials such as M.D. and Ph.D. followed the other presenter's names, the listing for Tamblyn was followed by N.C.W., which stands for "No Credentials Whatsoever."

With humorous songs about inner guides named Clyde and environmental slowpokes who think the greenhouse effect means crummy tomatoes, Tamblyn has found a huge audience. In addition to his public concerts, he's played for groups as diverse as the Department of Defense and the American Holistic Medical Association.

Stories from his life and songwriting have been featured in several recent books, including "Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backwards," by Brian Luke Seaward; "Shelter For The Spirit," by Victoria Moran; and "Art and Soul," by Pam Grout.



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Phylis Stowe

Gift for my dad, I had it and loved it
This CD is the calming music I keep in the office to listen to daily to bring me back to reality in this crazy work a day world. Liked it so much I bought one and had it shipped to my dad....only to find that now I have to buy him a cd player....and of course more of Greg's work

Keep up the good work, it is like having a friend in the house singing to me.

Andrew Miller, Pitch Weekly, Kansas City, March 2, 2000

Insightful, empathetic, clever, often amusing lyrics, in several styles of music
With songs such as "My Life is a Beer Commercial" and "The Shootout at the I'm OK, You're OK Corral," speckling his discography, Greg Tamblyn knows how to make people smile. His latest effort, "Art From the Heart," has it's share of funny stuff as well, such as "Underachievers Anonymous," a tune that Tamblyn suggests ends prematurely because, although he "fully intended to finish it," he took a break and never returned to the task. Another track, "The Night I Left My Body," uses such witty pop song devices as the obscure product placement (Eggo waffles) and wacky wordplay ("leggo my ego" and "the immaculate consumption"). However, even if laughter is the best medicine, Tamblyn, who has toured internationally with his message of wellness and optimism, realizes that it's not the only antidote. Sometimes it's best to lend a sympathetic ear ("Stand Like Mountain, Move Like Water"), look to the heavens ("I Think of God as a Poet"), or take comfort in what a partner has to offer ("What We Want From Other People"). Musically, Tamblyn dabbles in several styles, with the bluesy ode to "Leftovers" providing the album's finest melody. There are a few catchy moments, but what listeners will remember most, and what has earned Tamblyn his acclaim, is his knack for writing insightful, often amusing lyrics.