Tommy has been featured in A.L Carter’s “Playing the Blues: Portraits of the Great Blues Musicians of Texas” which is currently viewable on the Culturemap Austin web site. Also featured are photos of Denny Freeman, Grady Gaines, Omar Dykes, Tutu Jones, and Van Wilks.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, many of Tommy’s bandmates and good friends gathered together at Antone’s in Austin, Texas, to honor one of the cities most beloved musicians. Sharing the stage with Tommy were Chris Layton & Reese Wynans (in their first Austin appearance together in more than 10 years), Storyville’s Malford Milligan, David Grissom, and David Holt, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Ely, Bill Carter, Alan Haynes, along with members of Krackerjack, Eightysixxed, and the Antone’s Blue Tuesday Band.
While photographer Todd V. Wolfson was the designated show photographer for the evening, several other nationally recognized photographers were in attendance and have graciously allowed us to post pictures from the extraordinary evening as well.
8:00 pm-8:20 pm: 86’d with David Holt, Gabe Rhodes, Mark Andes, Tommy Taylor, Alan Haynes (4 songs)
8:30 pm-8:50 pm: Krackerjack with Bruce Bowland, John Staehely, Tommy Taylor & Tommy Shannon with Reese Wynans (4 songs)
9:00 pm -9:25 pm: Jimmie Vaughan, George Rains, Tommy Shannon, Derek O’Brian and/or, Denny Freeman (4-5 songs)
9:35 pm- 10:05 pm: Malford Milligan, David Grissom, David Holt, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, Reese Wynans (5 songs)
10:15 pm -10:40 pm: Joe Ely with David Holt, David Grissom, Chris Layton, Reese Wynans, Jimmy Pettit (5 songs)
10:50 pm – 11:20 pm: Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton, Reese Wynans with David Holt, Bill Carter, Malford Milligan (4-5 songs)
11:30 pm- 12:15 am+: Finale Anchored by Blue Tuesday Band, Derek O’Brian, Denny Freeman, Riley Osborn, Malford Milligan, Chris Layton and/or Tommy Taylor, Roscoe Beck. Featuring Van Wilks, Will Sexton, David Holt