went by fast, we need to sloooow it down some, I sure hope it was a great one for
all of you!
It was a great
one for me, I had a blast touring with the Tom Gillam Band in the USA, Germany &
the Netherlands and touring in Spain and Europe with The US Rails...
And as some of
you know, the drummer for the US Rails "Matt Muir and keyboard player, songwriter
Ben Arnold helmed the production of my new CD, Good For You. Working with
them along with the other Rails, Joseph Parsons and Scott Bricklin has made us
into quite a close knit musical family over the years and with the constant idea
and talent "spill over" into each of our solo projects, it just makes
the music that much richer and multi layered for sure. To be honest, it's just plain
magic and fun when we're together working.
I also had my first Kickstarter ... It was a HUGE success! Let me take a moment
to thank all of my friends and fans who contributed to my Kickstarter campaign
that helped to fund the recording of Good For You back in July/August... Thank
you, thank you! Without you, this record wouldn't be a reality. I'm humbled and
honored you felt compelled to help! All of your Kickstarter incentive gifts will
be in the mail to you shortly, I hope you all enjoy listening to "Good For
You" as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you all for supporting me and making
it possible to do what I love.
Yes, 2013 is getting off to a perfect start, Febuary 2 will be the official
US debut of my new album, Good For You. It will begin a whirlwind of excitement
and work for your old buddy Tom Gillam. What better way to begin the festivities
than a CD release concert right in my own backyard in New Braunfels, Texas...
The show will
feature The Tom Gillam Band... David Spencer (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Ian Bailey
(Drums & Vocals), Dan McCann (Bass & Vocals) and of course Me (Lead Vocals
& Guitar). We will perform all 12 tracks from Good For You in their entirety
along with a set of Gillam classic tunes. This is the first time I have attempted
to do an entire LP live and I'm really excited about it!
The Brauntex Theatre is a beautiful
venue to see a concert, perfect lighting and sound, comfortable seating and an
entirely full service bar to boot! Tickets will only be available at the door
($10) and at 7:30 Tony Taylor will open the show for us, so come early to get the
best seats! it's important that this show is successful, not only for myself, but
for other musicians who might want to have their CD release show at the Brauntex
Theatre. You see, This is the first CD release show ever at this venue. If this
one is successful, you can bet there might be more to follow! It'll be a great
time for sure, I hope to see you there!
Looking toward the future, 2013 will also have some other great
happenings as well. Along with the release of Good For You and the subseqent touring
that I'll do to promote it, I'll also be doing a spring European tour with US RAILS
to coincide with our soon to be finished release. We don't have a title yet, but
all of the songs are recorded and sound spectacular!
I also did a great acoustic
show over the Christmas holidays recorded at the Barrington Coffee House in my old
home state of New Jersey. I was joined by my fellow US RAILS bandmates, Matt Muir
and Ben Arnold. We played a real one of a kind acoustic show for an intimate gathering
of friends, family and fans. I plan to release these recordings, hopefully by the
fall. It was truly a magical night and I'm so glad that Brian Thomason of Thomason
Audio was there to capture it in it's multi-tracked glory. Keep your eyes and ears
open for this one!
I have much to do, don't want time to pass me by, with that said...I hope to see
you down the road, I'm positive good things are right around the corner!
Check out www.tomgillam.com
for more information about my show dates, CD's and T-Shirts, Paypal only!
"Good For You" will be released Feb 2nd and will be available through
Itunes, CDBaby and Amazon
Gruene Hall Songswap feat. Tom Gillam, Lisa Morales & Shelley King
1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Saturday Jan 26th
Good For You CD Release Concert w/ The Tom Gillam Band
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
The Tom Gillam Band
The Magnolia Club
Magnolia Motor Lodge
Morton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107