By Jon Nolan
April 5, 2006

Uber sideman John Troy made his name holding down bass duties for heavy hitters like Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker and John Pousette-Dart before settling close to home, trading serious road work for session work and local gigging. Now a regular at Portsmouth’s Dolphin Striker, Troy recently released a new solo CD, “Just When I Thought I Was Done.” Troy’s voice sounds a little like James Taylor’s, and he likewise shares a laidback musical style as he explores different musical textures and influences—from nylon string guitar to a half rap and plenty of fiddle- and mandolin- laced bluegrass influenced folk—to create a lighthearted and well-played disc.