Thank you Tom Conway, for sharing the photo of his souveniers from his excellent adventure in Texas.
Listen to Tom Conway’s music at his website and youtube, and you will see why this talented guitar player has been frequently invited to sit in with Willie Nelson. He is amazing, he’s a nice guy, too, and a big fan who appreciates the honor of sitting in with Willie Nelson and Family. I like that that.
You might not recognize him behind those Foster Grants, but that is master guitarist extraoridinaire, or whatever adjectives I can think of to describe an amazing guitarist, — Tom Conway, on a whale-watching, reef clean-up excursion off Maui, with his lovely humanitarian wife Sandra.
Tom toured with Willie Nelson and Family last year for a few shows, including Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs, NY. To learn more about Tom and his music (his cds are fantastic, he’s such a maestro):
Great news for music lovers, and especially for fans of Tom Conway’s guitar playing (of which I have been one for a long time), Willie Nelson has invited Tom, who lives and performs in Maui, to join him for a few shows this month. Tom will join Willie for his performance on the QVC show on Thursday, September 12th, and will tour through September, including the Farm Aid Show in Saratoga Springs on September 21, 2013.
Can’t wait to hear Tom with the band. I have been enjoying his music since he and his former band recorded Willie Nelson’s, “Peaceful Solution” song.
Willie Nelson recorded with Tom’s former band, “Gypsy Pacific”a few years ago, and Tom later flew to Austin to record more songs. No news of that album’s release, but I look forward to it when it is! The band performed a beautiful version of Peaceful Solution’, written by Willie and Amy Nelson, which is included in Tom Conway’s solo album
“I have been a fan of Django Reinhardt since I first heard him & Stephane Grapelli with the Hot Club Band from France. Tom Conway and his band play Django’s music right along side the other great Django bands – they can hold their own…and more! I know Django would be proud that his music is so elegantly presented on the island of Maui and now for the rest of the world.”
– Willie Nelson
You can learn more about Tom, listen to his music, and check out his new album at his website: www.TomConwayguitar.com
Fans of Tom Conway and music-lovers everywhere will love Tom’s new album, ‘Road Trip”. The album, just released, is a collection of original Tom Conway tunes, and follows his successful ‘El Tigre’ album. I first heard about Tom when Willie Nelson was talking about Tom on the Bill Mack show one Wednesday, on Willie’s Place on Sirius/XM radio. Willie was talking with Bill about his appreciation for the music of Django Reinhardt, the famous European gypsy-style guitarist born in Belgium. Willie told Bill that he had met another guitarist on Maui who played that style of guitar, and that he and Lukas had taken guitar lessons from him, and that his name was Tom Conway.
Willie recorded the song, ‘Peaceful Solution’ with Tom and his band Gypsy Pacific, and the song appears on Tom’s ‘El Tigre’ album. Tom said that he and Willie recorded many songs, and I hope that gets released, some day, and we get to hear that music.
“Hold on Tight” is the name of the new album, and also the title of a song on the album, and it’s also what you have to do when you listen to this album, because Tom and his band take you for a ride! We get to enjoy his song writing skills and his stellar guitar playing. It is a perfect rock and roll, summer-time, hanging out with friends, going on a road trip, make you feel good music. It makes you feel good to listen to it, really. Tom surrounds himself with such talented, music-loving musicians and his albums reflect the hard work they put into the project. I love this album.