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Recording Studio Rockstars: Tommy Womack Talks Indie Rock and Writing Good Songs

By: WhisperRoom™

October 7, 2019

WhisperRoom™ is a proud sponsor of the podcast Recording Studio Rockstars. In each episode, Lij Shaw interviews music producers, engineers, studio owners, and other professionals to bring you inspiring stories, tricks, and insight from the recording industry.

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RSR Episode #213: Tommy Womack

In this week’s episode of Recording Studio Rockstars, Tommy Womack talks about his 80s rock band Government Cheese, writing with acoustic vs. electric guitars, becoming an author, and how to know a good song from a bad one – and then finish it.

Listen to the full episode here or stream it in the video below!

Recording Studio Rockstars – Episode #213 – Tommy Womack

Up Close with Tommy Womack

Tommy Womack is a singer-songwriter, author, humorist, and Kentucky native. Tommy got his start in 1985 to 1992 with legendary Bowling Green-based post-punk and college radio faves, Government Cheese (whose story is immortalized in Tommy’s cult classic book “Cheese Chronicles“).

Upon moving to Nashville in 1992, Tommy became known for his long working relationship with Will Kimbrough. Their band the Bis-Quits put out an album on John Prine‘s label ‘Oh Boy‘, and their band Daddy has made two albums and enjoy a cult following.

Since 1998, Tommy has released seven solo albums with the latest being the brand-new “Namaste“. In addition to his new music, Tommy is known for his past hits “Nice Day”, “Vicky Smith Blues”, and “Alpha Male & the Canine Mystery Blood”.

Check out his 2012 performance of “90 Miles an Hour Down a Dead-End Street” live at Music City Roots in the video below.

Tommy Womack performing “90 Miles an Hour Down a Dead-End Street” in 2012.
book cover of Cheese Chronicles by Tommy Womack

Tommy Womack as an Author

“Cheese Chronicles” isn’t the only book written by Tommy, he is the author of the comic Civil War novella “The Lavender Boys & Elsie“, and the recently published “Dust Bunnies“. He has written for many magazines, including the Oxford American, and is a regular contributor to The East Nashvillian.

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