Buffalo-based contemporary blues artist Tommy Z’s forth, full-length studio release Blizzard of Blues is a collection of nine tracks eight of which were penned by Tommy, along with a funky cover of a Muddy Water’s classic, “My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble)” composed by Herbert Walker. Blizzard of Blues CD mixes post-war electric blues with blues-rock, funk, and cool jazz blues into a perfect storm.
Tommy Z is a guitar-driven, electric blues-based stylist onstage, but in the studio he composes a variety of music. So while well experienced and studied in traditional blues, jazz and rock styles, He’s is an artist who puts that soulful blues feeling into all the different styles he plays. Tommy has been recognized with numerous awards over the years.
Two weeks before its official release, Blizzard of Blues debuted as the #1 Blues Rock Album (RMR) where it has spent six straight months on the RMR charts. On the day of release it shot up to #6 on iTunes Blues Chart while being featured and then it debuted at #8 on the Billboard Blues Top 10 Album Chart alongside such greats as Billy Gibbons, Gary Clark Jr., Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Tedeschi/Trucks, etc. It was the only release on there by an unsigned independent artist chart.