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. 

Friday 

Two gigs tonight!  First, I'll be at Evangeline's with Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 7:00-8:00, then I am playing solo at the Thaxton Speakeasy, 9:30-12:30. 
Then, if I am still rolling, I'm going to head over to Mangia to see the Dave Stone Trio play until about 2:30AM.  TGIF!

Wednesday 

No gig today, so I spent some time practicing and working on a new song this morning.  It always feels good to play guitar.  Then I realized that I have two CDs en route to me from the manufacturer, and that I could maybe have a listening party.  So, I wrote Thomas over at The Tick Tock Tavern, and we set up an listening/release party for 'Moan & Shout'.  It's been eight or nine years since we recorded that album.  I listened to it the other day, and I'm still proud of it.  It is loose and casual, but the vibe is right, and the tunes are all tunes I still play.  Yes, I'm happy to be finally putting this album out.  
So, if you're in STL on December 6th, we'll be having a little get-together at The Tick Tock Tavern from 7:00-9:00 to listen to the record, drink some beers, and generally enjoy ourselves, and we'd love it if you came by.  

All the best,
Tommy

Indiegogo success  

I am happy to report that the Indiegogo to make State Streets in CDs has been wildly successful thus far!  Thank you to everyone who has contributed!  I'm working on the artwork now, the discs will most definitely be made and will arrive next month!

 

Indiegogo to make State Streets on CD 

I woke up today and decided I would like to make State Streets, the EP I made last year with Guerrilla Swing, into a CD.  It's only ever been available online.  So, I launched this Indiegogo!  Please do support -- I will be forever grateful!  

Thank you!
Tommy 

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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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