Tommy Keene Preps for All-Covers LP Release Next Week


Includes a stop at a certain local record store….

 By Fred Mills

 Okay, so we are huge Tommy Keene fans. That’s our story at BLURT, and we’re sticking to it – and by way of full disclosure, I have followed the master songwriter and power-pop auteur since his early days, way back in the late ‘70s. Plus, was there ever a greater pop song than “Places That Are Gone”? I don’t think so…

 Next week Keene releases his first all-covers collection, Excitement At Your Feet (issued by BLURT’s sister business Second Motion Records), featuring ace treatments of everyone from the Flamin’ Groovies, The Who and Rolling Stones to Roxy Music, Echo & the Bunnymen and Mink DeVille, and he’s just now hitting the road in support of the record. Check dates below. Meanwhile, in addition to his show this Saturday night in Raleigh, NC, he’ll be performing live that afternoon on the stage of our other sister business, Schoolkids Records. The set will be at 3:30 pm, so if you are anywhere in the vicinity, drop by. We’ll also have copies of the new album available.


 As BLURT contributor Michael Toland recently described the record, “He’s definitely got good taste. Thus Excitement At Your Feet  kills… Keene’s not only a fabulous songwriter, but a great living jukebox as well.”

Tour Dates:

Wed. September 11
Sellersville, PA
*** Support – Steve Butler ***
Thu. September 12
New York, NY
*** 8PM! ***
Fri. September 13
Washington, DC
*** 5PM! Doors w/ Hero Jr & the Deadmen, ***
featuring Justin Jones
Sat. September 14
Raleigh, NC
*** Daytime In-Store 3:30PM! ***
Sat. September 14
Raleigh, NC
*** Support – Kenney Roby ***


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