Wednesday, October 11 

Hello! I haven't written in bit. It's been a busy season, what with recording and writing and playing and the world coming apart at the seams. And so it goes. 

I am excited to tell you all that in November my band Guerrilla Swing is going to begin a winter residency at Das Bevo, playing every Friday night from 8-11. Admission will be free, and we will welcome jazz musicians who want to sit in. The regular band will feature Kaleb Kirby on drums, Rob Nugent on sax, Max Kelly on bass, and yours truly playing guitar and singing. We are hoping to turn this into a long-running go-to spot for jazz on the southside. Hope you will come check it out! 

Also, we are going to take out third stab at recording this new album. Third times a charm, right? 

I'm playing most nights - why don't you come up and see me sometime?

much love,

Tommy

Sunday, July 30 

It's beautiful here in STL right now--which is weird, what it being the end of July and the supposed 'dog days' of summer, but never mind that for now. 

I'm playing at Magpie's in St. Charles today with Kristian Baarsvik on sax and Max Kelly on bass. It's a patio place, and it's absolutely beautiful. 

We play noon-3:00. Then I'm off for a couple days. Hope to see you today at Magpie's!

Friday, July 28 

Last night's show at Joe's Cafe was a ball! Thanks to everyone who came out!

Tonight I am back at it with saxophonist extraordinaire Kristian Baarsvik, playing a duo at The Thaxton Speakeasy downtown! We'll start up about 10:00 and play late--hope you can make it.

On Saturday morning I'm playing solo at the Midtown Farmers' Market in the U. City Loop from 9:30-Noon, and Saturday evening I'll be playing at the Missouri Botanical Garden with violinst Abbie Steiling and bassist Max Kelly, 7:00-10:00.

And on Sunday I am playing on Main Street in St. Charles at the beautiful Magpie's with Kristian Baarsvik and Max Kelly, noon-3:00.

Hope you can make it out this weekend!

Thank you,

Tommy 

A busy week!  

I have four very fun shows this week - I hope you can make it! 

Thursday - Robust Wine bar, 7-10 duo 
Friday - The City Museum, 8-11 Guerrilla Swing 
Saturday - Missouri Botanical Garden, 7-10 trio 
Sunday - Magppie's, 12-3 trio

shows & recording update 

Hello!

I am playing tonight (Thursday, June 1) at Robust Wine Bar in Webster Groves with bassist Max Kelly. We have another show Friday evening at Magpie's in St. Charles with my old friend, the great violinist Colin Blair! We'll be playing 6-9 on the patio. Sunday afternoon Max and I are playing again, this time with saxophonist Rob Nugent at the Taubman Outlet from 1-4 in the afternoon.

We are making great strides on the CD--thanks to all of you who supported our Indiegogo to make the album. We were in the studio again this past Tuesday, and everything sounds real cool. I can't wait for you all to hear it. 

Thanks for all of your support! Hope to see you out a show this weekend! 

Tommy

Three days left! 

We are working feverishly on the new record, and we couldn't be happier with the results. It has taken some doing, as we recorded everything and then came to the conclusion that we needed to start over from scratch. That was the right decision, though, as the new tracks really sound great. I can't wait for you to hear them!

If you'd like to help us in making our new CD you can by pre-ordering a copy from our Indiegogo page. It closes in just three days, so please order today!

Thank you very much! Here is a little video with some of the new music and some of me just kind of rambling.  new CD!

Thanks for your support. See you soon!

-Tommy

New CD in the works! 

I am thrilled to I have recorded a new album with bassist Max Kelly and guitarist Joe Park! Last week we went to Native Sound and recorded with the great engineer, Patrick Crecelius. Now we just need to raise the money to have the CDs mixed, mastered, & manufactured. Check out our video about the new CD and hear some of the music we've been working on, then pre-order a copy of the disc and/or make a donation today! We will be forever grateful!

Thank you!
Tommy 


 

Dark Room & Herbie's today 

It is a two-gig day!  This morning I play at The Dark Room with bassist Max Kelly and saxophonist Rob Nugent, 11:00-1:30.  Then later this evening I play at Herbie's with Max and violinist Abbie Steiling, 7:00-10:00.  Hope you can make it out today!

Tommy

Three shows this weekend! 

It's Thursday, my teaching day, and I don't have a gig tonight.  There's a good chance I'll go see Adam Maness at The Thurman and probably Leslie Sanazaro at Yaquis.  Man, I love living in a music town.  
Friday night I am playing in the neighborhood at the Garden On Grand, 7-10.  This place is freaking amazing.  
Sunday I'll be at The Dark Room playing brunch with Max Kelly on bass and Rob Nugent on sax.  Then later that evening I'll be at Herbie's in Clayton from 7-10 with Abbie Steiling on violin and Max Kelly on bass. 

I hope you can make it out this weekend!  
Peace

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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