Shows this week 

I have a bunch of fun shows this week. Hope you can make it out! 

Wednesday solo @ Herbies, 5-7:30 
Thursday solo @ Shaved Duck, 6:30-9:30 
Friday Guerrilla Swing @ City Museum, 8-11 
Saturday trio @ Missouri Botanical Garden, 7:00-9:30 
Sunday trio @ Dark Room, brunch 11:00-1:30

back from vacation on the Katy Trail 

The kids and I returned from a few days biking on the Katy Trail last night. I had a fantastic crash earlier in the day that destroyed my front wheel and cut our trip a bit short, but no injuries! 

I'm playing tonight at Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves with Rob Nugent from 7-10. Hope to see some friends! 

 

 

Tonight at Squatters Cafe  

I am playing tonight at Squatters Cafe with saxophonist Rob Nugent as part of the Grand Center Jazz Crawl. 

It's free, and it's a lot of fun. Hope to see some friends!

Shows this week 

Playing music this week. Hope to see some friends! 

Tuesday @ Venice Cafe w/ Jeremy Segel-Moss, 10:00 
Wednesday  @ Squatter's Cafe, Grand Center Jazz Crawl, 5:00 
Thursday @ Herbie's, 5:00 
Thursday @ Evangeline's, 8:00 
Friday in the Central West End @ Maryland  & Euclid, 6:00 
Saturday @ The Four Seasons, 7:00 
Sunday @ Vintage Bliss Market in Westport Plaza, 11:00am

Tonight at Handle Bar 

I am playing a solo show at The Handle Bar in the Grove tonight from 6:00-9:00. Come on by! It's free and it will be a great time! Hope to see you!

biting the hand that feeds? 

Not being on Facebook is challenging. 

"It's part of the job," is the phrase I keep hearing. 

Somehow, being a musician now also requires being a social media marketing specialist. 

I am becoming increasingly leery of this. 

Music is music. Digital marketing is digital marketing. 

More and more, the gig seems secondary to the marketing.

 

I play gigs because music is my life. I hope you will come hear the music.

 

my May calendar (what's left of May, anyway!) 

Monday 5/14 - Yaquis on Cherokee - Tommy solo, 8pm

Tuesday 5/15 - Venice Cafe - Blues w/ Jeremy Segel-Moss, 10pm

Thursday 5/17  - Joe's Cafe - Songwriter night, Tommy & Ryne Watts, 8pm BYOB

Friday 5/18 - Extra Brut - Tommy solo, 7pm

Sunday 5/20 - Dark Room - Brunch trio, w/ Max Kelly & Kristian Baarsvik, 11am

Tuesday 5/22 - Venice Cafe - Blues w/ Jeremy Segel-Moss, 10pm

Wednesday 5/23 - Failoni's - Tommy solo, 6pm

Thursday 5/24 - Taytro's Bistro - Tommy solo, 7pm

Saturday 5/26 - Olio - Tommy w/ Ben Osborne, 7pm

Monday 5/28 - Yaquis on Cherokee - Tommy solo, 8pm

Tuesday 5/29 - Venice Cafe - Blues w/ Jeremy Segel-Moss, 10pm

Great shows this week! 

Tuesday  @ Venice Cafe 10pm

Wednesday  @ Herbie's 5pm

Thursday @ Shaved Duck 6:30pm

Friday @ Food Truck  Friday, Tower Grove Park, 4:00pm

Saturday @ Tower Grove Park Farmer's Market, 10:00am

Saturday @ Urban Chestnut (midtown) 4:15pm

Sunday @ Magpie's 12:00noon

I hope to see YOU!

 

Champagne! 

I am playing tonight at Extra Brut, the little champagne & oyster bar in Clayton, 7-10. Come be fancy with me!

Tommy Halloran performs music anyone would appreciate... He is to jazz as Uncle Tupelo was to country-western or Steve Earle to bluegrass. He possesses the schooling (both formal and hard-knocks) as well as the "chops" of a great jazzman... The basic truths of Delta-blues, swing, Gospel, and Bohemia are deeply rooted in Tommy's songwriting psyche. Like Randy Newman or Tom Waits (who seldom appear in the same sentence), his cooking belies his ingredients. He may not be "Chasin' the Bird", but he's certainly flippin' the bird as a top-rate improviser... Tommy embodies the original spirit of jazz. His blues, his bounce, and his ballads rival great musicians from any era.  - David Seymour, JazzReview.com (8/11/2005)

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