Here is a teaser from the forthcoming 3rd LP of original music by Chicago multi-instrumentalist Tommi Zender, Produced by TZ & Justin James. Written by Tommi Zender. All instruments performed by Tommi Zender.
This is from the Great Moments in Vinyl show at Martyrs in Chicago IL 7.13.15. Lead by pianist/vocalist Alton Smith, the group covered Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection" and "Madman Across The Water" in their entirety, with a string section, and much more. Tommi Zender played drums and sang back-ups, Lindsey Cochran on bass, Debbie Kaczynski on keys.
These are my recordings gathered together in one place. The first seven have been professionally recorded by Steve Dawson at his Kernel Sound Emporium studio during 2016 & 2017, and feature Steve on drums, lap steel guitar, and electric guitar on some. I play all of the acoustic guitars, bass, and some electric guitar. Vocals are mostly me, with Steve singing a few harmony parts. Alton Smith contributed keyboard parts to 4 of the 6 tracks. Rachel Drew provides harmony on two tracks, and Tommi Zender added percussion on two tracks.
Music & Lyrics Tom Ryan (2016). Multiple recording sessions featuring Tom Ryan (acoustic, electric, bass guitars, vocals), Steve Dawson (drums, slide guitar solo, harmony vocal), & Tommi Zender (percussion, harmony vocal).
Saturday, August 11, 2012 Golden Anniversary of the Rolling Stones.
It's All Over Now - live performance with Tom Ryan (vocals and guitar), Tommi Zender (lead guitar), Phil Angotti (guitar and vocals), Alton Smith (keyboard), Steve Dawson (percussion and vocals), Jame Tomasello (bass guitar), and Jim Barclay (drums).
Tom Dunning & Your Boyfriends featuring Tommi Zender and Trinkets of Joy. I love the lap steel slide guitar thingy that Tommi wanted to use on this...it brought out a country flavor that I would normally avoid but I really loved it and in performance it worked so beautifully.