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16Aug/100

Show of the Week: Tommy Womack at the Beachland

This week's show of the week is a benefit for Evan Pattison, a local boy with autism, headlined by all-American singer/songwriter/author and general good dude Tommy Womack who you'll know both from his solo work and his collaborative work with buddy Will Kimbrough under the band name Daddy.  Womack is 13 albums deep into a recording career that began in 1985 with the band Government Cheese, continuing with his own solo career and additional band work with The Bis-Quits as well as occasional touring work with longtime friend Todd Snider.

Tommy Womack will land at the Beachland Tavern for a show on Friday night featuring country throwback semi-locals Duke Jr. & Smokey Boots, imported from Athens, OH for the evening of entertainment.  Click here to grab your tickets!

Here's some additional humorous bio information from Womack himself:

My name is Tommy Glynn Womack. Skot Willis once said I was the craziest person he’d ever met who had his life together. Todd Snider says I’m the only person he’s ever met in Nashville who’s crazier than he is. So I must be crazy, I guess. I can’t tell. Crazy for most folks must just be what normal feels like for me.

I make records, I write. I play shows. And being an artist of, shall we say, minor repute, I am also compelled to spend my Mondays through Fridays at a company that employs 18,000 people, maintains a zero-tolerance drugs and alcohol policy, and - thankfully for me so far - an apparent zero-enforcement of such. Hell, I’d love them to piss-test me, actually; I’ll walk in there with a fresh hot cup of urine and a fistfull of prescriptions and say "yeah, I’m good for that, i’m good for that, and I’m good for that! And as for THAT, well that’s to keep me off the third-floor ledge of the building I work in, naked, with a spray-paint can in my hand and a whole lot to get off my chest!"