Wednesday, December 6, 2017

TCYR at Lancaster Roots and Blues - March 10, 2018

Photo by Dan Long
From the Lancaster Roots and Blues website:

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers

If you went to see live music in the mid-Atlantic region in the late 80’s through the 90’s then you probably saw Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers. They were the preeminent bar band. So much so, they signed to Columbia Records and released a #1 hit with "I’m Not Your Man.”  
Tommy had a great run here in Lancaster, PA filling the Chameleon Club for many shows. High energy blues and rock with a fun band all centered around Tommy’s guitar and voice. As a cross between Bruce Springsteen and George Thorogood the band could flat out play. We are lucky to have them at Lancaster Roots and Blues for the 2nd time. 
Since the band rarely performs together this is a real treat. 
When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Where: Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival - Lancaster, PA
Venue: Main Stage at Lancaster County Convention Center (Main)
Time: 10 pm
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

New Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers recording at Ken-Del Studios

Posted on June 11,2017, images of Tommy Conwell and Jim Hannum at Ken-Del Studios in Wilmington, Delaware during the recording of the new Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers recording -- due out this fall! (Tommy Conwell and Jim Hannum working with engineer Paul Janocha.)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FMQB Magazine Cover - 1990

Cover of FMQB (aka Friday Morning Quarterback)—a trade magazine covering the radio and music industry in the U.S.—featuring Tommy Conwell. Dated September 7, 1990.

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers, “I’m Seventeen,” Columbia 
Philly’s hottest export since the cheesesteak throws a curve ball on this sophomore lead off. Strapping on his acoustic guitar, Tommy turns out your basic across-the-boarder, an easy rockin’ piano-guitar-organ record that’s uncharacteristically Conwell. Hell, even Bruce Hornsby’s right hand does its unmistakable ivory dance. “I’m Seventeen” shifts gears into a Bo Diddley interlude before the nimblest of slide bar solos take over. Tommy’s development as a writer and lyricist is very apparent here, and we fell it’s the perfect follow-up to 1988’s #1 AOR track, “I’m Not Your Man.”

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hall and Oates, Hoagies, In the Pocket and Tommy Conwell

In the words of Philly Inquirer's Dan DeLuca, "Yo, I got your Hoagie Nation right here!" Today a celebration of soul and song with the inaugural Daryl Hall and  John Oates music and food Philadelphia festival at Festival Pier!

"The moving moment came when Charlie Ingui of the Soul Survivors, whose brother Richie died in January, tore through "Expressway To Your Heart." But the entire set was a blast, with Tommy Conwell bashing out "I'm Not Your Man" in a "Lou Reed Was Right" T-shirt and social protest heard in Ben Arnold's take on Pennsbury High School grad Jesse Colin Young's "Get Together." Jeffrey Gaines led the crew through the Nick Lowe-penned Elvis Costello version of "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding."

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Robert Hazard and the Heroes - Out of the Blue

One of the best moments to emerge from Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' May 13 concert at the music hall in Ardmore came during Tommy's acoustic solo set.

Tommy thanked everyone who donated to the band's recent IndieGoGo campaign to make new music in 2017 -- the initial goal was to reach $8,000. The final tally was a little over 11K -- 146% of the campaign goal which kicked off in December 8, 2016 and ended February 7, 2017.

Tommy introduced one of the songs that will appear on the new album - a cover of Robert Hazard and the Hereos' track, "Out of the Blue." The song first appeared on the five-track EP called Robert Hazard, released in 1982.