Sold-Out Show w/ Lisa Loeb @ The Hamilton DC
June 23 2014
I had the pleasure of performing with Lisa Loeb at The Hamilton in Washington DC to a sold-out crowd over Memorial Day weekend. The Hamilton has quickly become one of my favorite venues to perform at on the East Coast and the location of the venue is pretty remarkable, about 1 city block from The White House.
A real pleasure of an evening and can’t wait to get back. Here we are after the show.
Morning in Glen Burnie – WINNER @ 2013 ISC AWARDS!!
May 25 2014
It is a true honor to pass along that my song Morning in Glen Burnie was announced among the WINNERS in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition. A link to a free download of the song is below!
ISC receives over 20,000 song submissions for the annual competition. Among the judges participating in selecting the finalists are Tom Waits, Bruce Hornsby, Bernie Taupin, Avicii, Keane, Martina McBride, Jason Isbell among many others. The song received the 2nd place, runner-up award in the Americana category.
More information on the contest and winners can be found over here: http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners
Back in late January, I rolled out of the clouds on a cold-Sunday morning and met the guys from the Red Creek Wranglers to record a few of my songs, just because. We already threw-up the lone cover song we played, Willie’s “Angel Flying . . ” and here is song #2 of 4, “When You’re All Mine.” Thanks to Don Kim for the videography and Matt Malikowski up in Boston for the audio mix. Enjoy.
Morning in Glen Burnie: FINALIST in 2013 International Songwriting Competition
April 1 2014
When I got news that the song Morning in Glen Burnie was announced as a Finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition in the Americana category, I was in the process of sending an e-mail out to some folks who were involved in the making of the album that the song had been announced as a semi-finalist in the competition. I literally had to edit the e-mail and the news within it, as new data was arriving in real time. (Perhaps a small reflection of my tardiness of sending out news to friends.) Nevertheless, it’s an honor to receive this recognition and to be included along with some incredible songwriters and musicians whose work I admire. This was a song I had been playing live for nearly 6 months before tracking it in the studio and its developed a bit of a life of its own since.
Can’t see the link above? Listen to the track here: https://soundcloud.com/tommcbride/06-morning-in-glen-burnie-1?in=tommcbride/sets/morning-in-glen-burnie
We were pleased to find out that the nominations for the 2013 Wammie Music Awards were recently announced (Washington DC Area Music Association) and Tom McBride’s 2013 release Morning in Glen Burnie was nominated in 2 categories:
SONG OF THE YEAR : But I Don’t Care
BEST ALBUM ROOTS ROCK (AMERICANA) : Morning in Glen Burnie
THANK YOU to everyone that supported this release and for the incredible DC-area music support. The 28th Annual Wammie Awards will be hosted in Falls Church, Virginia on Sunday February 16th. More more information on WAMA and the Wammies visit here.
I’m currently locked down in a Chicago hotel, digging through e-mails and catching-up on some sleep. Last night I spent my morning driving from St. Louis up to Rock Island, Illinois to visit with the music blog Daytrotter. I’d been looking forward to visiting with Daytrotter for a long time, and was glad I could make it work with this Midwest tour. If you are not familiar with their music blog, you should go check it out here: http://www.daytrotter.com. If you are a music fan, I’m sure you will find dozens (if not hundreds) of artists you like that have sessions posted.
I had some hurdles along the way to make this happen, namely a small blizzard I drove through about halfway up Illinois. I counted a half-dozen spun out cars along I-74 alone. With the reality of needing to beat darkness and more snow on my route to Chicago, I spent far less time enjoying Rock Island than I had initially hoped for. My in-studio show will be posted in a few weeks and I’ll make sure to throw the links on here in good time.
Tonight I’ll be playing in Chicago at Uncommon Ground. They have 2 locations, the original being a relatively well-known restaurant and intimate music venue. They expanded to a 2nd location in historic Edgewater a few years back and that’s where I’ll be playing tonight at 9 PM. It’s a brisk 18 degrees out by the way.
Uncommon Ground, Edgewater Location; Chicago IL
December Midwest Tour Dates Announced
November 27 2013
I’ll be touring through a few stops in the Midwest in December and also just added year-end shows in NYC and Boston. I’m really looking forward to getting back to some of you and as always, thank you for spreading the word.
12.6.13 / St. Louis, MO @The Demo; Friday, December 6th (http://www.thedemostl.com/)
12.8.13 / Rock Island, IL @Daytrotter; Sunday, December 8th(http://www.daytrotter.com/)
12.9.13 / Chicago, IL @Uncommon Ground; Monday, December 9th (http://www.uncommonground.com/)
12.11.13 / Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern; Wednesday, December 11th (http://woodlandstavern.com/)
12.12.13 / Pittsburg, PA @ Club Cafe; Thursday, December 12th (http://www.clubcafelive.com/)
12.19.13 / Boston, MA @ Red Room at Cafe 939; Thursday, December 19th (http://www.cafe939.com/)
12.20.13 / New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall; Friday, December 20th (http://rockwoodmusichall.com/)