The Wine Goddess show in Evanston was so much fun. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a SOLD OUT show, and to Tom Ryan and Carey Anne Farrell for sitting in with me for a few songs. The set lists:
SET ONE: I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince)/I Believe When I Fall in Love (Stevie Wonder)/On and On (Stephen Bishop)/Echo Chambers in the Hall of Mirror, Your Time is More Important, Seen Too Much Forgotten Too Little, Temporary Spill (Tommi Zender)/Let’s Go, All Mixed Up (Ric Ocasek/The Cars)/As Time Goes By/Red Vines (Aimee Mann, featuring Carey Anne Farrell, with Tom Ryan)/September Girls (Big Star, w/Carey Anne & Tom)
SET TWO: Home at Last, World Already Knows 12-string instrumental mash-up (Tz)/Triad (David Crosby)/Getting Personal, Learn to Be Alone, Strangers & Passersby (Tz)/Cello Song (Nick Drake)/No Good For Your Health, Best Waste of My Time, Something to Hide (Tz)/Dead End Street (The Kinks, w/Tom & Carey Anne)/Saturday In The Park (Chicago w/Tom & Carey Anne)
Encores: Cinnamon Apple Cider (Tz-Soft version)/Better At Life (Tz-unreleased)
Hyatt Centric, Mag Mile (633 N Saint Clair st) Happy Hour Thursday October 3rd, 5-7pm Tommi plays 2 sets of covers, first Thursday of almost every month, for no cover. Decent quality human jukebox, comfy seating, drinks food available.
Friendly Tap in Berwyn (6731 Roosevelt Rd) with Victoria Storm. Sunday October 13th, 7:30pm. Victoria will play a set, Tommi will play a set, and then they will play together for a bit. First ever show in Berwyn for Tommi… come on out!
Martyrs (3855 N Lincoln Ave) FULL BAND SHOW Thursday November 14, 8pm. Tommi Zender & Los Troublemakers come out of hiding to play Martyr’s for the first time. Alton Smith (keyboards), Chris Siebold (guitars), John Abbey (bass) & Jim Barclay (drums). Tz plays first on the bill…also performing is Silver Suns a James Taylor Tribute group lead by Colby Bessera, with Chris Siebold, Paul Mutzabaugh, Vance O & more. This will be a great night of music!
Special Teaching stuff… Sunday October 20, 2-3:30pm Fretboard Geography Workshop at Old Town School of Folk Music. Hosted by Tommi.
Autumn Beatles Songbag Friday November 8th, 7:30-9pm. Hosted by Tommi (often with a guest like Gabe Michael or Tom Ryan!) Advance sign up recommended.
THE KINKS KLASS final session starts Wed October 30th (final performance will be at 909 Armitage, Sunday December 15th, 5pm)
Here is Tommi & Alton from the Stevie Wonder tribute concert at Old Town School of Folk Music in Summer 2019.