"Happiness," a song by Tom Staley




This is the Canopic Publishing video for "Happiness" by Tom Staley, a song from his 2011 album We're Gonna Be OK.


Canopic wanted to share the music of Tom Staley, and an original video seemed like a good way to kick it off. Talented photographer Alyssa Maurer directed the video and put the whole thing together in a professional manner, for which we are grateful. We hope you enjoy the video — and if it moves you, please check out more of Tom's work.


Cast:

Paul Rice (bass player)

Phil Rice (knucklehead)

JoJo the Dog (dancer)



From 1968 until 1974, Tom Staley was the drummer for NRBQ, which included the band’s first four studio albums and later the classic Ludlow Garage 1970 LP. After his tenure in the Q, Staley continued to play music in his home state of Florida, including in bands with fellow founding Q alumni Steve Ferguson and Frankie Gadler. In the 21st century he has toured with The Terry Adams Crazy Trio, among other notable gigs.


A solid session player, Staley has also recorded his share of solo material. We're Gonna Be OK was originally released in 2011. The album features a collection of original, up-beat tunes that run the gamut from Rock to Pop to Jazz and Country. Tom Staley is a musician who embraces the craft of his art with the passion of a bald eagle tubing down a mountain stream in a soft thunderstorm wondering why he left the nest. We're Gonna Be OK is a fine representation of such ideals.


For more on Tom Staley, check out "A Brief Dialogue with Tom 'Time Bomb' Staley" by Phil Rice.



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