Tommy Elskes will play a fine acoustic concert on Friday, May 10th, at 7:00 PM.
Tommy Elskes(els-kiss) is a musician's musician. He has that all too
rare ability to truly affect people with his music. Ask The General
Norman Shwarzkopf, Lyle Lovett or my 9 year old son Ryan. They will
all tell you he is the best. Tommy's music is a wonderful combination
of soulful R&B,blues,rock,country and folk. Did I miss anything! His
music defines accessibility. He started his musical career somewhere
around the age of 10 with the Albuquerque Boys Choir and has been
charming people with his music ever since. Tommy credits aggregate
influences for his vocal ability to tell a story. "It doesn't matter
what year it may be, entertainment remains essentially unchanged.
Basically you're still a minstrel, and as such you're not that far
removed from the Middle Ages. Your job is still to stir emotions and
make listeners feel something. The more personal experience you can
bring to bear emotionally as a singer the easier it becomes to persuade
the audience to share your vision." This philosophy is evidenced by his
vocal versatility which ranges from a cappella solos to performances
with stage bands and everything in between. Whether it's blues, rock'n'roll,
gospel, country or the Star Spangled Banner, Tommy's vocal style
exudes conviction and eludes classification. He has shared the stage
with the likes of Muddy Waters, Carl Perkins, Richie Havens, Lightnin'
Hopkins, B.B. King and Lyle Lovett just to name a few. I am very proud
to have the chance to work with Tommy. His first Horizon Records release
titled "BOHEMIA" is available online and in stores. There are some
samples of the new CD in the music section of this site. I hope you enjoy!
"The phones ring off the hook when we play Tommy's music.We
literally wore out our first copy of his CD! We love anything he does."
"Top Ten album in 1993. His music never gets old."
"A Melodic Experience"
—- Rod Kennedy(Kerrville Folk Festival)
"Ever get the feeling that a lot of "sensitive" male singer/songwriters
are just a little too in touch with their feminine sides? Tired of songs
that sound like the singer's therapy sessions now define their lives?Are
you sick of wimps with acoustic guitars? Meet the antidote: Tommy Elskes
(pronounced els-kiss). Elskes' new album Bohemia is a category-defying
outing, touching most genres of American popular music including rock,
country, folk, blues, R&B, jazz, and even Zydeco. No whine-fest for
Freudians here; Mr. Elskes is man enough to deal with real adult issues."
—- Southeast Performer Magazine
"He may have left Colorado but his music hasn't. We love you Tommy!"
"Tommy is family around here. We can't wait to hear what is next!"
"A Truly Amazing Voice"
—- Rusty Wier
"When Tommy starts singing I stop talking. I just love his voice."
—- Lyle Lovett
"I would sing with this man anytime,anywhere!"
—- Steven Fromholz
"Tommy Elskes delivers pop rock, folk, country, blues R&B and even a
touch of Cajun music on his versatile, listenable second album. His
voice reeks of sincerity and sensitivity!"
—- Buddy Magazine
-- Tommy Elskes Website: http://www.tommyelskes.com
Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$10 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!