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.”

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.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tommy Conwell with In the Pocket

A year ago this month, Tommy Conwell, performing with David Uosikkinen's In The Pocket at The Ardmore Music Hall, opened his hit “I’m Not Your Man” with his own rock guitar take on an abbreviated version of "Malagueña" -- written by Ernesto Lecuona in 1928, it was originally the sixth movement of Lecuona's "Suite Andalucia.” 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Record Store Day 2017

Record Store Day 2017 is Saturday, April 22!  🎶🎸🎹

DJ Caterina is getting an early start by listening to a special excerpt of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers' "Let Me Love You Too" on Side 2 of TCYR's "I'm 17" single.

Also included -- "What Once Was" and "Guitar Trouble" -- these excerpts are abbreviated, slightly different recordings from the official release.