Tommy Brunett Band - alt country
7:30 p.m. on North Stage-Railroad
"A journeyman in his own right, Tommy Brunett tangles rock and roll and classic country to form the guts that empowers his own brand of storytelling. The songs offer insight into the greater simplicities of life, without diluting them with a mish mash of cliché or innuendo. Tommy’s music makes beeline straight to the heart of the matter with no apologies. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Tommy has toured the country with his songs planting himself firmly in the landscape of the national music scene." - Stingfellows Sessions, Charlotte, NC
- Hell or High Water was named “Album Of The Year 201o” Jeff Spevak- Gannett News Corp.
- Rhett Miller from the Old 97’s appears on two tracks on Hell Or High Water: “Drinkin’ Song” and “Born to Walk to Alone”. Old 97’s and Tommy played together opening for Cracker during the summer of 2009.
- Tommy’s acoustic version of Bod Dylan’s Knockin' On Heavens Door recorded specifically for the film "After" will be featured in the movie. The film stars Kathleen Quinlan and is slated for a 2012 release.
- “Brunett's personal blend of country and rock, which he delivers with the subtlety of getting whapped in the face with a raw steak, will have you hopping on his bandwagon and clinging on for dear life” - Dale Evans City Newspaper
- Tommy’s featured on a track for the movie Sophomore, a coming of age film staring Amanda Plumber and Patrick Warburton coming out this spring.
- Drinkin’ Song is taken from a line that Tommy’s father told him when he was a boy. “Some of the best times in my life I can’t remember”. The song is about his father, Big Joe and Grandfather, Joe.
- Tommy and his acoustic guitar named “Pancake,” have played as a duo in addition to full band shows for 12 years and crossed the country together over 16 times opening for acts such as Old 97’s, The Bouncing Souls, Ted Nugent, Cracker, George Thorogood, Reverend Horton Heat, Marshall Crenshaw, The Jayhawks, Shooter Jennings, Courtyard Hounds and The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.
Tommy is: “More Fun Than A Clown On Fire”