Pics from Saturday in Tower Grove Park 

I had the time of my life playing the farmers market Saturday with Guerrilla Swing.  Jason Swagler--head of the jazz department at SIUE--played sax with us, and he blew my mind!  I had never met the guy before, but as soon as he walked up I recognized him from Vargas Swing, the mid 90's STL swing band that captivated me in my 20's.   I love how everything comes around again.

Sara A. Fink always gets spectacular photos--check out these from Saturday!

Pictures of Guerrilla Swing at The Tower Grove Farmers Market

Guerrilla Swing in Tower Grove Park this Saturday - FREE show! 

The call just came in for Guerrilla Swing the farmers' market in Tower Grove Park this Saturday!  This is a super fun gig that is very family friendly.  Chairs are set up in the shade of the pavilion in which we play,  just steps away from dozens of vendors selling everything from boutique cheeses to knife sharpening services.  Come early for yoga in the park, if that's your thing! 

A few weeks back Guerrilla Swing had a great time playing the Food Truck Friday event in the park, and just last weekend we played a fundraiser to renovate the Chinese Pavilion!  I met the new director of the park that night, and he really seems like a good guy.  All of this coincides with me almost daily spending hours on end in the park with my kids and by myself, skateboarding, walking, and just enjoying it.  That I get to play music there is just a super bonus.  

I hope to see you this weekend! 

Twangfest Presents: GadellNet Saturday Sessions with Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing

Date: Saturday, September 26
Location: West Pool Pavilion at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market in Tower Grove Park.
Map:,-90.2609656,17z (The pavilion is just 50 yards to the west of the big circle roundabout on the map.)

Moan & Shout - NOW AVAILABLE! 

In  2010 I finished a record entitled Moan & Shout which was never released.  It features ten original songs, including early recordings of Gardenias For Rita and Under The Catalpa Trees, and it stars many of STL's finest musicians... Matthew Murdick, Kari Liston, Leslie Sanazaro, Tom Maloney, Eric McSpadden, Jeremy Segel-Moss, Jeremy Pfeffer, John Halloran, Charlie Halloran, Adam Hucke, Louis Goldford, and Colin Blair... everyone was new to the music, and we just let it fly!  There's a spirit to this record that is special.    

Now, for the first time, Moan & Shout is available in some way other than me handing you a burned copy at the bar!  Download it today!


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, (8/11/2005)

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