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 

https://igg.me/at/5Ub30hi0TRY/x/3674204

A week in music  

Hello, Friends! 

I have a full week of music to tell you about.... 

Tuesday at The Venice Cafe, 10:00-1:00.  The  St. Louis Blues with Jeremy Segel-Moss and Eric McSpadden 
Wednesday at Pop's Blue Moon, 8:00-11:00.  'It's Hip To Tip', featuring Abbie Steiling and Andy Hainz.  A night of music - no cover, and the band plays just for tips! 
Thursday at Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves, 7:00-10:00.  Duo with violinist, Abbie Steiling. 
Friday at Live In The Living Room, 9:00-11:00.  Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Strings -  a night of original music in an intimate listening room environment!  Not to be missed! 
Saturday at The Midtown Farmers Market in The Loop, 10:00am-Noon.  Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing, featuring Montez Coleman, Mark Wallace, and Michael Ferrante. 
Sunday at Tamm Avenue Grill, 4:00-7:00.  Duo with guitarist, Joe Park.  Patio gig, dog-friendly, gameroom! 
Sunday at San Loo, 9:00.  Solo performance to benefit friends whose home burned  down -- a very, very worthy cause a a great, full night of music! 

I hope you can catch a show this week!

The last day of my 30's  

Tomorrow is the last day before I am officially 'over the hill', so I'm marking the occasion with as much music as possible!

10:30 AM - Church service at The Center for Divine Love, with Irene Allen and Chris Powers
2:00 PM - 15th Annual Rock n' Roll Shrimp Boil at The Maya Cafe, with Abbie Steiling and Andy Hainz
4:00 PM - Tamm Avenue Grill Patio Party, with Joe Park
9:00 PM - Broadway Oyster Bar, with Joe Park
Midnight - Drinks to a new decade!  

 
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Shows this week!  

Another great week in music!  

Tuesday - Venice Cafe, 10:00.  St. Louis Blues with Jeremy Segel-Moss and Eric McSpadden
Thursday - Gramophone, 5:00.  Tommy Halloran, solo happy hour.
Friday - Gramophone, 6:00.  Tommy Halloran, solo happy hour.
Saturday - Magpie's, 5:00-8:00.  Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Strings Trio (Abbie Steiling & Andy Hainz)
Sunday - Maya Cafe, 2:00-3:00.  15th Annual Rock n' Roll Shrimp Boil.  Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Strings Trio
Sunday - Tamm Avenue Grill, 4:00-7:00.  Tommy Halloran & Joe Park
Sunday - Broadway Oyster Bar, 9:00-12:00.  Tommy Halloran & Joe Park

at midnight Sunday Joe and I will be celebrating our birthdays with drinks.  Do join us!  

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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