Free Range Concerts Presents
An Evening With
Saturday, April 16, 2016
7 pm - 11 pm
Kim and I are thrilled to welcome back one of our all-time favorite musician/songwriters, Americana recording artist Tommy Womack. Joining Tommy for his first Free Range Concert is an equally accomplished musician/songwriter, the Alabama-based Eric Erdman. Here’s what you need to know:
“As both an artist and a person, Tommy Womack has been called everything from ‘Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster’ to ‘Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,’ and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating Womack the man and Womack the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy. An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. “I like being busy.’ Womack says, ‘Keeps me out of trouble. I’ve been in enough trouble as it is. I feel lucky getting to do all this. After growing up such a square peg and spending so much time miserable, I like getting near 50 and actually thinking, hey, it’s fun being me.’”
“Eric Erdman is a storyteller with a life that gives him stories to write songs about. His guitar takes him around the world and he can write four songs from one break up. His lyrics are introspective but fun, quirky but accessible, profound and palatable, and they draw listeners in like old friends. With a voice that sounds like JJ Grey and James Taylor. A successful Kickstarter campaign funded his new album, Not Slowing Down, that was recorded in Muscle Shoals with eclectic songs that are a mix of 70’s funk, pop rock ballads and a reggae murder mystery. ‘As a writer, I try to open myself up to be affected by everything that is serious, sad, happy, or funky. It is the crazy things going on in my head that keep me from slowing down.’”
This promises to be a night of great music and loads of fun. We hope you can join us.
Food and conversation start at 7 pm. Music happens at 8 pm. Pitch-in and BYOB. RSVP requested. Reservations required.