In 2012 the layout and decor of the basement was completely remodeled. This included a new bar, more seating, better access to the fridge and bathroom and an upgraded French drain system. The basement is now much more comfortable and practical for both band members and listeners. Acoustics are also better with the new layout. New photos showing the improved layout are in the photo section under 2012 Set-up.
NEWS - The 14th Annual TOM BBQ was on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at a new location - the home, yard, patio and pool of Fatima and Ken Bruhns. Besides being a new location the Bruhns offered the use of their beautiful inground pool for our party guests this year! Music began at 2:00 p.m. and ran until 6.
As usual the band supplied supply grilling meats but this year our guests and hosts supplied a generous and vast array of wonderful side dishes, desserts, libations and main courses to augment the excellent grillled chicken, burgers, dogs, etc. prepared by Chef Rob and his able assistant Uncle Bud.
For the first time we featured lead vocals by our new new bass player Joe as well as from our harmonica player Howard. They were both performed superbly and were well received. Another first was our use of a professional soundman Nick who, believe it or nor, actually made us sound good!!!! Nick and his lovely photographer wife Ebony added greatly to the fun and our performance.
Stay tuned for details of our upcoming fete - Rusty's Annual Kosher Christmas Party Jam - coming your way on a Wednesday in December.
The TOM fully support "The Wrecking Crew", an excellent and important movie about a bunch of LA session musicians responsible for scores of top hits for numerous famous artists and bands in the 1960's and beyond. Try to see the movie if it comes to your area or pick up the Bluray or DVD. You won't be sorry.
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