Lucky Tomblin Band

Lucky Tomblin Band

BandCountryAmericana

This dynamic band features an all-star cast of Texas musicians, led by singer/songwriter Lucky Tomblin, that takes the listener on a musical tour of the Lone Star State.

Biography

Each of the band's members has an impressive resume of recording experience. While Lucky Tomblin first sang in public with the likes of Roger Miller, Little Jimmy Dickens and Ray Price, it was as a founder of the Fire Station Studio that he became best known, working with such artists as the Texas Tornados, Joe Ely, Flaco Jimenez and many others. At the urging of his good friend, the late Doug Sahm, Lucky got back to performing again, which led to the formation of The Lucky Tomblin Band.

Earl Poole Ball spent 20 years as a member of Johnny Cash's band, and also played piano on two landmark albums: Gram Parson's Safe At Home and The Byrds' Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. During his stellar career, he's also recorded with Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Freddie Hart, Wynn Stewart, Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Marty Stuart, among others.

Redd Volkaert most-recently was lead guitarist for Merle Haggard's band, The Strangers. He's also recorded several solo albums of his own and played on numerous albums, including one by Brad Paisley, Mud On The Tires, which was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Bassist Sarah Brown has toured or recorded with such artists as Albert Collins, Earl King, Jimmy Rogers, Sunnyland Slim, James Cotton, Snooks Eaglin, Dave Alvin, Paul Carrack and Billy Bragg.

Drummer Jon Hahn has performed with the likes of The Flatlanders, Radney Foster, Joe Ely, and Rosie Flores.

Rhythm guitarist Bobby Arnold, who also engineered the new CD, has recorded such legends as Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Merle Haggard and Les Paul.

The most recent addition to the lineup is guitarist John Reed, who joined shortly after the band recorded the first album. John's credits include work with Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Doug Sahm, Marcia Ball and Lucinda Williams.

Texas World Records, distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution, has announced a February 14, 2006 release date for In A Honky-Tonk Mood, the new CD from The Lucky Tomblin Band, which includes an all-star lineup of some of Austin's finest musicians.

"The original concept for In A Honky-Tonk Mood was to find great, obscure country songs from the '40s, '50s (and maybe a few from the '60s) that had fallen through the cracks of time and never been revived," says Lucky Tomblin. "We went through thousands of old songs and culled them down to approximately 15. We ended up with a mix of obscure and old favorites - the newest is at least 40 years old, and many of them much older than that."

Discography

Lucky Tomblin Band
In A Honky Tonk Mood