Wednesday, January 24, 2007

A Live Christmas Extravaganza

A Live Christmas Extravaganza recorded at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ on December 19, 1992 & December 17, 1993.

There is nothing more recognizable for DJ Caterina than Tommy Conwell's guitar intro to the Christmas classic, Run Rudolph Run.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

More Stone Balloon Images...

More pictures from my trip to Philadelphia to see Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers at the Stone Balloon, December 2005.

What a great trip it was!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Buzz Zeemer Reunion - 2007

From left to right: Tommy Conwell, Ken Buono, Frank Brown, Dave McElroy

It's a Buzz Zeemer reunion!

Buzz Zeemer Reunion Show, Grape Street Philadelphia 1/12/07

Show starts 8 pm on Friday, January 12, 2007. Door charge is $10. Buzz Zeemer will play from 9 pm-10:30 pm.

Check out a music review of their sophomore effort, Delusions of Grandeur, from CityPaper, Philadelphia's independent newspaper in 1999.

January 21–28, 1999

Delusions of Grandeur (Record Cellar), the second album by Buzz Zeemer (Philly's answer to the Traveling Wilburys), mines that expanse between '90s modern rock and '70s folk-pop. And as surprising as this is for me to admit, I actually like it. The lineup for this album includes core members Frank Brown and Tommy Conwell as well as guest appearances by onetime Low Road frontman Mike Brenner and Original Sins keyboardist Dan McKinney. As the chipper and strummy tunes bounce along, it's easy to picture the members of Buzz Zeemer driving their beat-up VW bus against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. The influences of bossa nova and '50s doo-wop occasionally rear their heads, but mostly these are laid-back, jangly, semi-acoustic tunes. 

Buzz Zeemer will play on Sat., Feb. 20, at Upstairs at Nick's. Record Cellar, P.O. Box 188, Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Props for Tommy Conwell!

An online article from Fly Magazine with a Baltimore band called the Agitators features a mention of guitar-god Tommy Conwell:

"Our biggest influence is Tommy Conwell," Baker says. "We love Tommy Conwell. We think he's the man."
Tommy is the man!

Note: This link is no longer available on Fly Magazine online.