Wow, 2012 went by fast, we need to sloooow it down some, I sure
hope it was a great one for all of you!
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.
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...
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!
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!
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!
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
Good For You
CD Release Concert w/ The Tom Gillam Band
The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
290 West San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Saturday Febuary 9th
The Tom Gillam Band
Magnolia Motor Lodge
3005 Morton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107