Check out this recent review of Tommy's new release by Mike Joyce of the Washington Post
“One of the best soul singers around, blue eyed or otherwise”
Mike Joyce—Washington Post
TOMMY LEPSON BAND "Putty and Paint"Powerhouse
Mike Joyce of the Washington Post
Friday, May 1, 2009
ON "PUTTY AND PAINT," veteran singer and keyboardist Tommy Lepson sticks to what he does best. The result is as sturdy and welcome as a classic soul ballad. Certainly longtime fans won't be disappointed with this 14-track collection. Besides assembling a colorful mix of vintage and original tunes for his tight, R&B-bred quartet, Lepson sings with the full-throated power that has earned him a barrel of Wammie awards over the years. The familiar tunes cover a lot of ground. Chuck Willis's signature lament "I Feel So Bad," later recorded by Elvis Presley, inspires a freshly layered blend of blues and funk. Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" proves a potent showcase for Lepson's Hammond B-3 organ and John Bell's soaring guitar flights. And an anguished rendition of Nils Lofgren's "No Return" provides additional proof that Lepson's voice is as strong and expressive as ever. His songwriting also shines, by turns defiant ("Cold Hearted Woman"), sinuously evocative (the Santana-esque instrumental "Para Mi Hija") and cleverly barbed (the album's title track). Several notable Washington-based musicians lend a hand, too. Singer Mary Ann Redmond and Nighthawks blues harp player Mark Wenner are among the guests contributing color and depth to this thoroughly enjoyable studio session.
“Ive seen Tommy Lepson perform live many times and not once have
I ever come away from a show where I didn’t see him and his band give
110% and play their asses off, see and hear for yourself, and I know
for a fact you won’t be disappointed”
Michael Macey—Chesapeake Music Guide
NEW RELEASE “PUTTY AND PAINT”
FROM THE TOMMY LEPSON BAND
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Appearing on Powerhouse Records
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Tommy's CD “AM53” . . . click here
Tommy has appeared on shows with everyone from Chuck Berry, The Righteous
Brothers, James Brown, Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Kinks, to Captain Beafheart,
Little Feat, NRBQ, and also at the White House three times.
Tommy has recorded and or performed with Danny Gatton, Nils Lofgren
(E Street Band), Jeff ”Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Bros., Steely Dan) Duke
Robillard, Kim Wilson, Tom Principato, The Nighthawks , Root Boy Slim
and The Assassins (Jimmy Thackery).
He has received numerous Washington Area Music awards, and in 2006 was
inducted into the Wama Hall of Fame.
This year, as in the past three, the band will be the Washington Area Music Awards official “Pit Band” An evening with The Tommy Lepson Band, either live or on disc, is a musical journey that will rock you, move you with emotion, tickle your funny bone and make you shake your tail feather. So come on out and hear the voice that Little Feat’s Shawn Murphy calls ”one of the best”.