Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Bill Toms’ song “Walking on Water” which was written by Bill Toms. It was produced by Rick Witkowski at Studio L, mixed by Rick Witkowski and Stephen Graham; and mastered by Jesse Naus at Red Caiman Studios.
“Walking on Water” is Bill Toms on vocals, guitars, and backing vocals; Tom Valentine on bass; Eric Kurtzrock on drums; Steve Binsberger on keyboards; and Rick Witkowski on percussion. Plus, The Soulville Horns: Phil Brontz on saxophone; George Arner on trumpet; and Stephen Graham on trombone.
“Walking on Water” sees Bill taking the road of The Young Rascals, Stax, 60’s Soul music, and employing that same timeless quality to the music. Toms captures that alienating feeling of being new in town, and turns it into making that special someone “feel like they were walking on water.” Swinging and potent.
Lyrically the song is about love and consolation. Reaching out to the person who is trying to raise above the wrongs done to them. It’s giving hope to the ones who feel hopeless. Providing them the path to move forward in a positive direction. Because “Nobody knows you yet”. The best is yet to come.
“Walking on Water” was recorded at Studio L in Weirton WV. Production is done by legendary Rick Witkowski (Crack the Sky, BE Taylor). The song also features the amazing Soulville Horns. — Bill Toms
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