Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers - New Year's Eve 1999

On New Year’s Eve in 1999, the five band members of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers who recorded Rumble -- Tommy Conwell, Jim Hannum, Paul Slivka, Rob Miller and Chris Day -- reunited for a gig at the General Wayne Inn located in Merion, Pennsylvania.

An article promoting the show [link no longer available on], "A Hip-hop Start With Philly's Own Roots" from December 31, 1999, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers
Since the 1980s glory days when he was scheduled to rise from the Chestnut Cabaret to rock icon status - an ascension which, alas, never came to pass - Tommy Conwell has settled into a comfortable position as a local guitar legend whose reputation gets better with age. Conwell did estimable axe work for melodic rocker Buzz Zeemer, and he's just released a fine, no-frills blues-party album called Hi Ho Silver! on the Lancaster LList label. To ring out the 1900s, he and his former backup band are reunited and sure to shake up the walls of the venerable General Wayne Inn with oldies but goodies such as "I'm Seventeen" and "I'm Not Your Man."
- Dan DeLuca

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