Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers - First Concert Review

A review of Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers' first gig from University of Delaware's student newspaper. 

The Review | February 28, 1984

     (Chaz) Molins returned to the stage to play bass in the evening’s second set, the debut performance of the Young... Rumblers. With Mike Walls on drums and Tommy Conwell on guitar and vocals, the Rumblers played about 45 minutes of cover tunes and originals in a style Conwell called “wild white-boy blues.” Though there was little variety throughout the set, the dancers responded enthusiastically to the steady rock rhythm, simple bass line and heavy distorted guitar. Conwell’s voice has a George Thorogood rasp that is well suited to his music, which Glare called “cool rockabilly/rock and roll blues.” Conwell shares with several other rockers a penchant for over-the-head and behind-the-back guitar playing. The audience brought the Rumblers back for an encore of the beach classics “Hawaii Five-O” and “Walk, Don’t Run.”

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