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Bill Lloyd & Tommy Womack

Bill Lloyd & Tommy Womack

Thu · February 22, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over

A bargain night of original music from two of Nashville's veteran rockers with full bands! 

Bill Lloyd
Bill Lloyd
Bill Lloyd is a Nashville based songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer who is most often remembered as half of the late ‘80’s RCA country-rock duo, Foster and Lloyd. Lloyd’s diverse musical activities include working as a producer (ranging from Carl Perkins to MTV reality show indie-rockers, The Secret), a session player (from Brit-pop icons like Ray Davies of The Kinks and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze to country legends like Buck Owens and Steve Earle), a sideman (Poco, Marshall Crenshaw and with Cheap Trick when they perform The Beatles Sgt. Pepper with orchestra) and as a songwriter (with songs cut by Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Keith Anderson, Hootie and the Blowfish and many more). He has recorded a string of critically acclaimed solo records that blend his melodic power pop sensibility with finely tuned song craft. During his stint as the Stringed Instrument Curator at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, he created the quarterly series Nashville Cats, that he continues to host. He’s the music director for the First Amendment Center in Nashville. He also organized and plays in Nashville’s high concept cover band, The Long Players recently profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered.
Tommy Womack
Tommy Womack
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 published author, Womack has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following. Certainly no stranger to Louisville audiences, Womack came to Nashville from Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he led the legendary post-punk band Government Cheese, later immortalizing the band's story in the cult classic rock bio Cheese Chronicles: The True Story of a Rock 'n' Roll Band You've Never Heard Of. Then, in the midst of it all, began a long and fruitful partnership with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Will Kimbrough.

On his fourth solo album, the career-defining There, I Said It!, Womack sang about how his better days appeared to be behind him. His single "Nice Day" netted a win as "Best Song" award, his second in the 2007 Nashville Scene Critics poll; and the record also features his epic tour de force "Alpha Male & The Canine Mystery Blood" - 8 minutes of cathartic musings on life, love and aging that often moves audiences to standing ovations. With the release of 2012's Now What!, Womack picks up where he left off. "This record is totally a sequel. Hence the title. The last record was all about being washed up." he says, "This one is about what happened when There, I Said It! gave me my career back." These are songs about home and family, where we meet old flames in the grocery, grow old ungracefully, and ponder simple love. Womack is omnipresent in Music City, both live and on record, whether working with Kimbrough in their band DADDY, leading the Alphabetical Kinks with Bill Lloyd, playing in his harmony vocalist's band backing Lisa Oliver-Gray (who's record he co-produced) or simply performing with his own fine band, the Rush to Judgment. "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.'"
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/