Wednesday - 2 gigs today! 

I have two gigs today!  First, at Magnolia Cafe with Andy Hainz and Joe Park from 5:00 -7:00.  Then I head over to Pop's Blue Moon to play with violinist Abbie Steiling from 8:00-11:00.  Both shows are free (gotta love the  STL scene!)  Hope you can make it out! 

Moan & Shout CD Release/Listening Party 

Tomorrow night (Tuesday 12.6) is the many-years-awaited release of Moan & Shout on CD!  
It has been about eight years since I recorded it with a whole bunch of my friends in an apartment in U.City, and now finally the discs are here!

At the Tick Tock Tavern (Magnolia @ Arkasas) tomorrow we'll listen through the disc a couple times, drink some beers, and enjoy some catching up.  I'm really looking forward to it--hope you can make it!

Thursday 

My gig tonight at Robust was canceled this month for a private party.  All good--I'm looking forward to a night off to go hear some music.  

This morning I've been listening to Roy Hargrove's Earfood.  I was on a trip to Champagne with Kaleb Kirby and Luc Klein, and they both sang the praises of this record.  Now I see why.  This is really spectacular--check it out when you get a chance!  

Tomorrow night at the Venice is going to be amazing, I can feel it already.  We hit at 9:00 and play all night.  If you have other plans, cancel them!

Wednesday 

man, playing last night at the Venice was fire!  Love that place.
Tonight I am playing at Evangeline's in the Central West End with a couple other bands.   Evangeline's is just wonderful.  The food the staff the ambiance--everything!

And speaking of the Venice Cafe, I will be back there with Guerrilla Swing for the first time in ages this Friday night.  Come on out for this one!  All Guerrillas, All Night!

As for today, I am digging into some Hal Galper's masterclasses on YouTube.  This guy digs deep into the ideas and practice of playing music.  Highly recommended.
 

Tuesday 

Playing the Venice Cafe tonight with Jeremy Segel-Moss & co.  Blues etc. starting at 10!

I really enjoy this gig on Tuesdays.  Jeremy has been a great influence on me and has helped and inspired me greatly over the past ten years.  Playing music on Tuesdays is really hanging out with a bunch of exceedingly kind and talented, cool people.  Looking forward to tongiht!

a rainy Monday 

It's gray and cold outside my window, but I'm up here with my guitar, working on a new waltz.  
I have a week full of fun shows lined up.  Here is where I am playing.  Hope to see you!  

Monday @ Scarlett's Wine Bar, solo 7-10 
Tuesday @ Venice Cafe w/ Jeremy Segel-Moss, 10-1 
Wednesday @ Evangeline's, solo 8:15-9:15 
Thursday @ Robust Wine Bar in Webster, w/ Kristian Baarsvik 7-10 
Friday @ Venice Cafe w Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing, 9-1 
Sunday @ Atomic Cowboy, solo brunch 11-2

Also, Moan & Shout arrived from discmakers the other day.  A week from tomorrow is the listening party at the Tick Tock Tavern on Tuesday 12/6.  That will a good catching up over a few beers time.  

Back to my guitar - have a great day!

Saturday 

The Moan & Shout CDs came in the mail from discmakers yesterday!  I'm having a little listening party on Tuesday, December 6th at the Tick Tock Tavern, 7:00-9:00.  Hope you can make it!  

No gigs this weekend--I'm home with the kiddos, but I'll be at Scarlett's Wine Bar on Monday, 7:00-10:00.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday! 

I finished a new song today!  Here's the cellphone demo I made - When You're Alone at Xmas

Also, I am playing the Cherokee Street Friendsgiving this evening with Joe Park, 6:30-7:30.  It's at the Bomb Door and goes later with DJs and such.  Then, I'm heading over to the Venice Cafe to play with the great bluesmen Eric McSpadden and Jeremy Segel-Moss.  This starts at 10 and goes all night- Hope to see you out!  Oh, and let me know what you think of the new tune!

Tommy

Monday 

I am off again today, but I am getting things done at home--booking gigs, practicing my arpeggios, writing songs.  
Come out tomorrow night to the Venice Cafe.  I'll be playing with the great bluesmen Eric McSpadden and Jeremy Segel-Moss, 10:00-1:00

Saturday 

The cold has snapped--or at least a chilly wind has blown in.  The windows are rattling in this place.
No gig today, so I'm going to stay in and work on a new song. 

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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