The sixth studio album of the exceptional guitarist born on September 9, 1967 in Suffern, New York.
Chris Caffery started playing the guitar at the age of eleven. As a first reminder, however, he gives a performance at the kindergarten where he performed the Beatles song “Help! After only 13 months he was so bored with guitar lessons that he decided to learn the instrument on his own. Caffery graduated from high school at the age of 16 and immediately became a professional musician. During the day he taught students and in the evening he was on stage.
In addition to his many years with Savatage (since 1987) and TSO (since 1996), Chris Caffery has worked on numerous albums of renowned colleagues such as Doro, TM Stevens, Joe Lynn Turner and Circle II Circle.
For the recordings of his new album “The Jester’s Court” he was able to win over a number of top-class musicians. Besides Caffery (lead and background vocals, lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, additional keyboards) there are more:
Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Foreigner) – Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Jorn, Voodoo Circle) – Keyboards and piano
Jane Mangini (TSO, Dee Snider, Joe Lynn Turner) – Keyboards and piano “Lost Tonite and “Protect My Soul”
Tony Dickinson (TSO) – Bass guitar “Lost Tonite”, “Protect My Soul”, “1989”, “Inside My Heart”
Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake, TSO, Night Ranger) – Guitar solo #3 “Lost Tonite”
Angus Clark (TSO, Kitaro) – Guitar solo #2 “Lost Tonite”
and the Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist Lonnie Park – Keyboards and Background vocals “Baby, You and I”
All songs and lyrics were written, arranged and produced by Chris Caffery. The text line “Father can you hear me it is not how it was meant to be” was written by TSO co-founder Paul O’Neill, who died in April 2017.
01 Upon the Knee
03 Lost Tonite
04 Magic Man
05 Protect My Soul
06 Inside My Heart
07 Luna Major
09 The Feeling of a White Lie
11 The Jester’s Court
12 Baby, You and I