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Just last we told you about the amazing set that Eddie Money performed at the Thunder Valley Resort for their summer concert series. You can read that earlier post here: Thunder Valley Resort. When we were there, we had the opportunity to talk with guitarist/multi instrumentalist, Tommy Girvin. Last year, we told you about the great work Tommy was doing in keeping music education alive with children. You can read more from that post here: Tommy Girvin Interview.

Prior to the Eddie Money set in the 100 + deg temps at Thunder Valley, we were able to chat more with Tommy Girvin and get an update from him about his children’s music program.  It was exciting to hear about Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus and all the fun things he is working on. We are pleased to bring you that interview here:

 

It is wonderful to see how Tommy is inspiring young children to fall in love with music and I am sure we will be seeing many of his students one day on the big stage. We can’t wait  to see what else Tommy has in store for us. Make sure to check out his pages on Facebook and visit the tour pages on EddieMoney.com to check when he might be coming to your town to play! Also you can listen to all of his music through his tommygirvinmusic.com   website.

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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Summer is finally here and one thing is for sure, we love all the summer concert series. Just this past Saturday, we headed up to the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA to cover their first summer show featuring Eddie Money, Loverboy and Rick Springfield. We will featuring all these bands but wanted to start it off right with the awesome set by the Eddie Money Band.

Temperatures hit in the 100’s Friday and it was definitely one of the most sweltering afternoons. That didn’t stop the energy that Eddie Money and his band gave to everyone that night. They took to the stage at 6:30 and it was in the high 90’s and there was not an empty seat in the house. They kicked off the set with the crowd favorite, Baby Hold On To Me.

What was awesome was that everyone in the crowd, forgot about the sweltering heat and was on their feet dancing and singing along. It was one of the most energetic audiences I have seen in a long time. These were definitely people who knew how to have a good time and enjoyed the spectacular set by Eddie and his band.  The set list was as follows:

  • Baby, Hold On To Me
  • Walk on Water
  • No Control
  • One More Soldier Coming Home
  • Gimme Some Water
  • Take Me Home Tonight
  • I Think I’m In Love
  • Two Tickets to Paradise
  • Shakin

One of the highlight’s of the set was when they performed the emotionally driven and touching song, One More Soldier Coming Home. This song is a beautiful tribute to all of our veterans and troops and will warm the hearts of Americans. The song is currently available on iTunes and 100% of the proceeds of the purchase of this single goes to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF). IFHF is a non-profit organization that provides support to United States military personnel and their families since 2007. They also had t-shirts available to support this great cause.

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It was great to see Glenn Symmonds on the drums, as he had battled cancer last year and is kicking cancer in the ass! His charismatic personality shines as he performs and is always smiling, you know he loves being behind that kit. Tommy Girvin on guitar is always a blast to watch as he blows away with his solos and makes it look so easy. Lee Beverly on bass was laying down his bass lines and would have this infectious smile on his face. Chris Grove on keyboard brings it all together with the keys and makes great contact with the crowd insuring that everyone was having a good time.

Then you have the iconic artist himself, Eddie Money center stage. On the stage performing is exactly where he belongs. There is no slowing down for this Money man and I don’t think the audience will ever want to stop seeing him Shakin. He brings out the entertainment through his songs and has everyone singing along to every word or dancing on their feet. It was nonstop from start to finish and the crowd loved him. He is definitely an entertainer and always will be one of my favorites.  Check out the photos by our Rockin Ryan of the complete set:

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Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on their upcoming shows. If you did miss them in Lincoln, no worries, they are returning back to Northern California to perform the following dates:

  • June 18 – Sonoma-Marin Fair – Petaluma
  • June 19 – Alameda County Fair – Pleasanton

We will see if we can bring you an interview with Eddie at one of the upcoming dates. For now, pull out your favorite Eddie Money albums and crank it up loud!

~ Marisol

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holiday Q and a, PART 5

Here we go with Part 5 of our Holiday Q and A Special with a whole new batch of musicians and artists.It is that time again, when you deck the halls, pull out the decorations, pour some Eggnog and sing Holiday songs. It is a time to get nostalgic and remember the past holidays.

How about others? What was their oddest gift? Favorite Holiday Food? or Whose family tradition is eating the Rib? Here you go, Part 5 of our Holiday Q & A Special where we asked various musician and artists the same questions.  In Part 5 we are pleased to feature the following:

  • Allison Teague Purifoy – Roses Unread, Singer
  • Jon Stephenson – Digital Summer, Guitarist
  • Dean Pizzazz  – Wayland, Bassist
  • Adrian Persen – NiteRain, Guitarist
  • Frank Karlsen – NiteRain, Bassist
  • Joel Hoekstra – Trans Siberian Orchestra, Guitarist
  • Tommy Girvin – Eddie Money Band, Guitarist & Mr. Tommy

 

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Allison

Allison Teague Purifoy 

Roses Unread, Singer

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Oddest gift was a hat with hair in it!

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

My drummer’s girl friend Molly’s dip she makes is my favorite holiday food!

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Every year my family gives PJs on Christmas Eve!

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

My favorite holiday song is O Holy night.

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

We having a dancing Santa and that always reminds me of my grandparents because they loved it so much!

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Jon Stephenson

Jon Stephenson 

Digital Summer, Guitarist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

. Hmm, that’s a tough question, but I’d probably have to say a 30 pack of Keystone Light! However, I thought it was an AMAZING gift.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

. I love those sugar cookies with the green sprinkles that are shaped like Christmas trees!

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

My family usually does present opening on Christmas Eve, so we do that, then watch football on Christmas. I also go out Christmas night with a handful of my closest friends.

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

I LOVE A Christmas Story, Home Alone 1 & 2, Jingle All the Way, and Elf

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

My mom used to put up a bunch of sports-oriented ornaments on the tree when we were kids. We had baseballs, footballs, basketballs, and some Atlanta Braves ornaments!

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Dean

Dean Pizzazz 

Wayland, Bassist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

A dick sock.  Hand knitted.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

My moms corn soufflé.  ( A delicious corn bread/cake type dish.  its fareeking awesome.

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Hmmmm…Christmaseve with my family all my aunts uncles and nephews!(on my mothers side)

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

Favorite Holiday song: Happy Holidays (the Perry Como version) and movie would be Santa Clause Is coming to town and A Muppet Christmas Carol.

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

And my favorite thing about Christmas involves decorations.  My parent house.  It always looks amazing during Christmas time.  Being home really feels like the Holidays:).  Merry Christmas!!

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Adrien

Adrien Persen

NiteRain, Guitarist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Last Christmas I received a guitar (BC Rich Mockingbird), it’s not directly “odd” but more shocking y’know, haha. Or it has to be the time I got a hip flask camouflaged in a bible.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

Christmas Ribs, It’s just a classic that I never get tired of. Oh, and it tastes great with aquavit/akvait!

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Every 2nd day of christmas we meet almost the whole family (uncles, aunts and cousins) to eat even more delicious food, drink, have a lot of laughs and just have a good time!

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

The Grinch is always a classic,  but to be honest I’m not quite sure which holiday movie that I would call my “favorite”. I kinda have a long list! Same with the songs!

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

I have this miniature Fender Stratocaster that I’m always hanging in the tree. I’ve always loved guitars, and I didn’t think about using it as a holiday decoration, it was more of a joke. But my parents loved the idea, so they let me hang it in the tree!

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Frank

Frank Karlsen

NiteRain, Bassist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

The oddest gift i ever got was a fishing hook.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

The Rib steak, its insane! i think i can eat a kilo alone.

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Eat the rib! haha

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

Scrooged with Bill Murray and the two first Die Hard Movies,

And my Xmas song is the Ramones – Merry Xmas (I dont wanna fight tonight)

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

No, i cant that i can come up with now!

Merry xmas Everyone!

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Joel

Joel Hoekstra

TransSiberian Orchestra, Guitarist

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Nothing really stands out off-hand.  We do get lots of “creative” gifts from the fans though.

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

Our keyboard players’ mom makes chocolate covered honey roasted peanuts for the band bus each year that are just devastatingly good.

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

My in-laws have a traditional secret Santa exchange and you have to ce up with a skit/presentation for that person as well.  It’s always a riot.

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

I love watching A Christmas Story and am a sucker for most carols…Silent Night might be my favorite.

Do you have a specific memory of a certain ornament or holiday decoration?

I’ve got one with a picture of my departed dog in it that almost gets a tear out of me every year.  What a softie, huh?  Lol!

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Tommy Girvin

Tommy Girvin

Eddie Money Band, Guitarist

Mr. Tommy & Mr. Tommy Mobile Music Bus

What is the oddest gift you have ever received?

Divorce papers

What is your favorite Holiday Food Item?

Alcohol

What is your favorite Holiday family tradition that you still do today?

Actually have a Christmas

Do you have a favorite holiday movie or song?

Love Actually

Make sure to check out Tommy Girvin’s Christmas Album, “Christmas Time Is Here Again” which is available at www.mrtommypresents.com  Check out some songs from his Christmas album here:

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That is it for Part 5 of our Holiday Q & A Special.We wish you all the best for the Holiday Season!

~ Marisol, Rockin’ Ryan, Rachel, Steve, Larry, and Music Junkie Press!

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Signature Solos

Have you ever wanted to perfect your favorite solo and just couldn’t quite get it right? Or how about wanting to add those certain solos to repertoire? Yes, you can research tabs or watch videos over and over but how about a quick and easier way???  Signature Solos is the answer for you. They are utilizing today’s technology with application software and have developed a state of the art learning tool that has the visuals you need to hit that right note.

Signature Solos have created a guitar app for the Ipad or Iphone that will have you perfecting those famous solos. We had a chance to talk with one of the guitarist, Tommy Girvin (Eddie Money guitarist and founder of Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus Program) and here is an excerpt of that interview where he explains more about the Signature Solos app:

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Music Junkie Press: So now that we got to know a little more about you, tell us about this iOS Guitar app that you have been working on Signature Solos. Is this an app to learn guitar or more of an app to perfect your guitar?

Tommy Girvin: Signature Solos is an app for intermediate to advanced guitar players who are ready to move to the next level. I have given guitar lessons and instruction for many years and many of my students have gone on to actually make a living playing guitar. I have developed a teaching formula that works. Simplicity.

I was approached by a student from years ago about an idea for mobile devices. He and his brother are brilliant thinkers and have been making a living for a while developing new technology and applying it to their IOS apps that they produce. We wanted to make a super high quality app that is the real deal instead of all of the bad, miss information that is floating around the internet. We gave it the name “Signature Solos”. Within this $.4.99 app is everything you need to become a more proficient guitar player. We start at the intermediate level and move up.  There will, however be a more introductory version at some point.  I do most of the “Blast Classes” that contain the nuts and bolts of lead guitar; Scales, patterns and triads and how they work. Then there is the “Lab Series” where we play famous solos on high def  and with our new technology you can break it up, zoom in, slow it down (without pitch change) and “see” and hear how it is played on either left or right hand.

We also have the “Artist” and “Spotlight” series where we have guest players come and play their favorite solos from their CDs, and explain how they relate to the blast classes. All the while you can slow this stuff up and clearly see what is going on. Very exciting.

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This app definitely is a great tool for guitarists of any level. You can watch a video which explains a bit more about this app here:

So,  make sure to check out their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news.

~ Marisol

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Photo Credits: Rebecca Meyers  via Facebook

Photo Credits: Rebecca Meyers via Facebook

Today we bring you an interview with a very talented and busy musician, Tommy Girvin. You might know Tommy from his 25+ year history as lead guitarist for Eddie Money. Tommy has been know for his blazing guitar work for Eddie. Many don’t know about Mr. Tommy who shares his love for music with children, his work in Signature Solos or his solo music career as well.  We are pleased to bring you our in depth interview with Tommy Girvin:

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Music Junkie Press: Thank you Tommy for taking the time to talk with us here at Music Junkie Press! You have been quite a busy guy playing and touring with Eddie Money for the past (25+? Correct) years. In addition, you seemed to have find the time with a new app Signature Solos which we will talk about later as well as your latest launch of the Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus. Wow!, we have so much to talk about here but let’s first get to know more about you Tommy.

How old were you when you first started playing guitar?

Tommy Girvin: I was about 7 years old when I learned the baritone ukulele, then to the guitar. It seems that I have always been a pretty hard worker.  I buttoned down and was playing pretty quick I think.

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Music Junkie Press: So even at a young age, your determination shined through! Do you remember the first song you learned how to play in its entirety?

Tommy Girvin: Lemon tree. I learned the chords from a beginner book, then went and woke up my parents one early morning and played it for them.

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Music Junkie Press: I love you waking your parents up. That is great! I know that you mentioned, you came from a pretty musical family growing up, do you remember what was the first concert you ever went to?

Tommy Girvin: Yes, my grandfather on my mother’s side was a piano player for a living, so they were always singing. My mom was singer in Detroit opening for the Supremes and playing clubs. My brother and sister and I naturally sang 3 part harmony so we sang a lot as well. We had a “band” and were out working at around 9 or 10 yrs old. We played pizza parlors, talent shows (that paid the winner), store openings, and carnivals in a traveling show. We actually burned ourselves out after a couple years.. But for some reason, I kept going. Practiced a whole lot. I remember my dad knocked on the door to my room while I was doing my normal marathon practice and he said “hey, come check out this new band on the Merv Griffin show. It was Eddie Money. Then I started studying the great Jimmy Lyon’s guitar playing. The first real concert I went to that meant anything was 3 Dog Night at the Anaheim Convention Center, long before I was serious about guitar. My babysitter took me. It was pretty loud and couldn’t hear correctly for a few days. They were very big at the time and it was great. Funny, I ended up working with their producer later on. Small world with intertwined connecting roads.. right?

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Music Junkie Press: So definitely music is in your blood and it is nice to see your family so involved as well. Let’s go way back in time…. Smile….  Many people don’t know about Smile and how you guys were one of the holy trinity of bands on the Sunset Strip band. The other two being A la Carte and  Van Halen. How was that scene back then on the Strip?

Tommy Girvin: During that period there was a very healthy music scene starting with the backyard parties where you started and if you were good enough got a following. Then you would start charging to get into the parties. Then you could move into the local concert halls where local promoters would do shows with 2 or 3 bands. Smile’s area was the Temple City, Arcadia, Pasadena area at first. To take a step back, I remember sneaking  in to a backyard party before we formed Smile early in high school. There was this apparently popular little band playing called Van Halen.  They were always “the” band. We formed Smile  and cut our teeth in the local scene by rehearsing billions of hours, then playing shows at school dances, parties, and then bars. We would have to leave the bars during our breaks in between  our  5 sets a night on school nights because we were way too young to be in there. We were Sophomore’s in high school . We got popular on all of these fronts, had a good draw, then got offered a spot on a show with Van Halen at the Pasadena civic auditorium. We had about as many people there as Van Halen so for a short while after that there was a foolish little buzz in the area as to who was “better”  Smile or VH. Smile had always been about sounding great AND putting on a “show”. Our front man Scott Waller was a great showman and one that was apparent was that Dave Roth’s performances became much more active after seeing our guy climb all over the lighting rig and moving  like a rock star. Good stuff. Anyway,  Smile moved into the Hollywood scene in the 80s and quickly became one of the biggest draws at the Starwood, which was one of the big clubs on the scene along with the Whisky and the Troubador. We would play 5 shows there once a month… one show on Thursday, Two shows on Friday, and two shows on Saturday. These were paid admission shows and they cleared the house in between shows on the Fri and Sat  shows. We were pretty popular there for a while and made some really good money. We’d do like 5-6k for the weekend which was a lot of money back then.

And yes, In Orange County the big band was A La Carte. We did lots of shows with them as well, all over So. Cal.

Hollywood was a very healthy breeding ground in the 80s for bands and people who became very famous. Blondie, Motley Crue, Poison, Quiet Riot, and many others were players on the scene at this point and went on to do very well. Good stuff.

Music Junkie Press: That is some great Sunset Strip history right there! Do you have any of the Smile Records?  Do you ever talk with the guys from the band?

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Tommy Girvin: Ha, I think I may have a Smile record somewhere. I still get people all over the country that have Smile records and want me sign them when I’m out doing EM shows. No I’m not in touch with the guys from the band at this point. It’s not because there is any bad blood or anything, just focusing on other things I guess. I believe everyone is alive and doing well however.

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Music Junkie Press:  We are still looking for one. Every time I am in a record store, I always hope that I will find the Smile album. We will keep looking. Touring with Eddie Money has taken you all over the world. Where was one of your most favorite places you visited?

Tommy Girvin: I tell ya that everyplace in the world including every state in this country has awesome things and crappy things. Whether they be good or bad people, beautiful landscapes or places or not so beautiful…  South America, Japan, Canada, Alaska, all have these things but there are places in the U.S. that rival anywhere on earth. The U.S. is a pretty diverse place as far as people and landscape. We’re all pretty lucky actually.

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Music Junkie Press: How about touring… What has been the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on tour?

Tommy Girvin: Craziest? Anyone who has been doing this for a long time will tell you that most of the “crazy” things that happen are self induced. Except for things like the girl stories where they do out of the ordinary things to meet you, thinking that you are some super rich rock star.. I’ve also witnessed tornados coming to the stage and wiping all the gear off of it, radical car crashes in the Canadian Rockies during winter, flame-outs on airplane engines, etc.. you know, the usual stuff.

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Music Junkie Press: I am sure you have quite a lot of stories! We also have enjoyed your own music from Ransom, Burning Candles and also your Bulldozer Sessions, and your Christmas CD. Are you planning on having any follow up releases for those?

Tommy Girvin: Yes, the Ransom project was a very cool project I did with Don Cromwell who played bass for E.M. for many years.  The second Ransom CD came out a couple of years ago, titled “Better Days” Good stuff, popular in Europe mostly.

Burning Candles was a wonderful project for me as it was like nothing else. 3 piece power acoustic. We rocked. That CD is still a favorite of many people. Very proud of that one.

The Bulldozer Sessions is a CD that I believe Burning Candles would have evolved into. I’ve always written songs so I needed to release these somehow. Great stuff on that one as well if I don’t say so myself.

The Christmas CD comes under the “Mr. Tommy Presents” category.  I was asked to do some Christmas songs for TV and the result was so pleasing that I had to keep the songs and do a Christmas CD myself. My kids Talia and Tommy helped write some of the songs and sang a few as well.  This one plays all year long in family vans!

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Music Junkie Press: If we could peak at your Ipod or Playlist, what artist or song might we be most surprised at finding in there?

Tommy Girvin:  You might be more surprised at what is not there than is there. I’ve always been a fan of songs as opposed to guitar music. You’ll find less hot guitar music and more cool songs for lack of a better term although I’m drawn to guitar songs, whether they be acoustic or heavy.  I don’t really listen to music all that much. I’m always making it, except when I’m driving.  I just took a look in my library and I have the usual classics like Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Zeppelin, Neil Young, McCartney, Tom Waits, and then Radiohead, Soundgarden but then I love Katy Perry’s CDs, and I thought that Aly and AJ’s CD’s were wonderfully produced and performed as well. I REALLY love the new Fall Out Boy single now.. I guess I like a lot of stuff but don’t get immersed in it like I did as a kid.

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Music Junkie Press: So now that we got to know a little more about you, tell us about this iOS Guitar app that you have been working on Signature Solos. Is this an app to learn guitar or more of an app to perfect your guitar?

Tommy Girvin: Signature Solos is an app for intermediate to advanced guitar players who are ready to move to the next level. I have given guitar lessons and instruction for many years and many of my students have gone on to actually make a living playing guitar. I have developed a teaching formula that works. Simplicity.

I was approached by a student from years ago about an idea for mobile devices. He and his brother are brilliant thinkers and have been making a living for a while developing new technology and applying it to their IOS apps that they produce. We wanted to make a super high quality app that is the real deal instead of all of the bad, miss information that is floating around the internet. We gave it the name “Signature Solos”. Within this $.4.99 app is everything you need to become a more proficient guitar player. We start at the intermediate level and move up.  There will, however be a more introductory version at some point.  I do most of the “Blast Classes” that contain the nuts and bolts of lead guitar; Scales, patterns and triads and how they work. Then there is the “Lab Series” where we play famous solos on high def  and with our new technology you can break it up, zoom in, slow it down (without pitch change) and “see” and hear how it is played on either left or right hand.

We also have the “Artist” and “Spotlight” series where we have guest players come and play their favorite solos from their CDs, and explain how they relate to the blast classes. All the while you can slow this stuff up and clearly see what is going on. Very exciting.

There is so much more in this app. Too much to go into here. Maybe another interview huh?!

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Music Junkie Press:  That is some exciting news! We will share the Signature Solos information with everyone. In addition to all the work on Signature Solos and touring with Eddie, I understand you have an alter ego, Mr. Tommy who not only has three successful Children’s Music  CDs but you have recently launched a Mobile Music Bus for children!  How did Mr. Tommy come into play or did it just start with singing with your own children or how?

Tommy Girvin: I have always played and sang for kids even before I had kids. I worked with Under privileged  kids, Hospitals and United Cerebral Palsy in California when I lived there. Little things mean a lot in this arena.

Then when I had kids I would naturally sing and play for them and each night I would write a little song for (or with) them. This turned into a collection that they would want to hear every night. Then other people heard them and I started to play for schools, then it turned into Mr. Tommy because the kids would call me by that name. After a few years of doing this and doing Mr. Tommy shows locally, I decided to buy a bus, convert it into a music classroom and cater to the pre schools. Parents pay monthly and the kids get 4 fun, educational music “sessions” each month. It is doing very well.

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Music Junkie Press: I understand you would bring Mr. Tommy to play at schools, is that how the Mobile Music Bus progressed or ??

Tommy Girvin: Mr. Tommys Mobile Music Bus is designed to bring music classes to places where there is not a focused music program for kids. Pre Schools mainly, and Homeless Shelters and places for kids with disabilities (hence the wheelchair lift). There are pre schools that are starting kindergarden/first grade programs and MTMMB will be part of the curriculum. Very excited about where that will lead. So really, Mr. Tommy shows and Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus are two different things.

I have recently hooked up with the Florida Early Learning Coalition, they oversee over 900 pre schools in my area alone, and we are working together on some future projects for kids. One of them being a Mr. Tommy concert titled “Pre School Palooza” This show will happen in August at a local roller rink. Funny that before I hooked up with them I was turned on to their Early Learning Standard booklet and I read it 2 or three times, taking notes, and writing songs based on those concepts. Again, small world with intertwined connecting roads..

Mr. Tommy’s new CD is coming out soon and it incorporates the Early Learning insight as well.

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Music Junkie Press: Wonderful to hear about the success of Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus. Now you just have to get on Shark Tank and make it a franchise so everyone can enjoy! Tommy, you truly have been busy. I can’t imagine you find the time. How about for you, what are some of your hobbies or what do you like to do on your down time?

Tommy Girvin: I have always been into flyfishing, and running. Traveling so much in the past has made it possible to fly fish and run in some of the most beautiful (and not so) places on earth. I can say that I have fished and run in every state in the U.S. It has kept me at least mildly focused, and my head screwed on straight for sure.

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Music Junkie Press: And how about music, who currently are some of your favorite artists today?

Tommy Girvin: I really like what is going on now with music. I love the new Fall Out Boy single, Lumineers, Elle Goulding, and most of the heavier stuff as well. When I drive is listen to the radio. I don’t have satalite radio in my cool old truck! There seems to be a movement back so some skilled guitar solos in pop music as there has been a definite void here for many years.

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Music Junkie Press:  Lastly, we always ask…. If you could go back to your 14 year old self, what advice would you give to your 14 yr old self?

Tommy Girvin: Be an airline pilot. Fly for Fed Ex. However if I was that, I would have said just the opposite right?!

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Music Junkie Press: Thank you for your time Tommy. We are going to be sharing all your social media links so everyone can stay in touch and updated on what you are working on.  Is there anything else you would like to share with our audience?

Tommy Girvin: Well thank you, and I’d say to keep putting one foot in front of the other, keep moving forward, believe in your blind faith, but sometimes you have to recognize the nuts and bolts of what it takes to get along in life.

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Now that you got to know more about Tommy, check out his pages on Facebook and visit the tour pages on EddieMoney.com to check when he might be coming to your town to play! Also you can listen to all of his music through his tommygirvinmusic.com   website.

~ Enjoy, Marisol

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