This past Friday I had a chance to head out with my wife to see Tommy Womack at the Red Door Tavern in Columbus, Ohio. Tommy put on a great two set show to a completely rapt crowd. During the set he leaned heavily on material from his newest record, Now What?, but also included favorites from every other release in his discography as well as Daddy and Government Cheese songs. As an added bonus he also threw in a few covers I’ve never heard him do like, Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feeling Groovy” and the Shel Silverstein classic, “A Boy Named Sue”.
After the show, Tommy was gracious enough to sit down with me and record a podcast. Being the first podcast I’ve done in nearly 3 years, there is some obvious rust (beyond my normal amount), we kept it quick as the bar was closing down, and there is quite a bit of background noise, but I think it came out pretty good. I’d like to throw a shout out to Otis Gibbs who pointed me in the right direction to getting my portable digital recorder, he has a great podcast called, Thanks for Giving a Damn, where he talks to different musicians about a bunch of random stuff. I highly recommend it, there is a link on the right hand side of the page.
On this one Tommy speaks briefly about playing the U.K., writing with Will Kimbrough, his new writing style and his days in Government Cheese as well as playing 3 great songs (there’s even a great acoustic version of “Mammaw Drives the Bus”. If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about the site, leave a comment or a rating on itunes, and if you feel so inclined hit the donate button on the side of this page and help support the Jukebox.