Tad Armstrong

Tad Armstrong

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Like Van Morrison singing songs written by Tom Petty. Armstrong is a singer/songwriter with an enormous, soulful voice who often doubles as bassist/vocalist with acts like the Cowsills, The Susan Cowsill Band, and Otis Gibbs.

Biography

Tad Armstrong's two base hits, one run, and one RBI helped propel the Musicians' team to its greatest success in a decade in the 2008 SXSW Softball Tournament.

A singer/songwriter from Indianapolis, IN, Armstrong's powerful voice has provoked comparisons to Otis Redding and Van Morrison, but his songs are pure Americana- stirring images of heartbreak and lonesome, or rocking out with the perfect pinch of twang.
Armstrong first gained national attention with the band Middletown, whose 2002 album "Welcome to the Family" garnered international radio play and included a guest spot by Peter Holsapple (the dBs, REM, Hootie & the Blowfish).
His 2007 EP was produced by Steve Earle guitarist Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, and 2008's full-length "Scorpio Rising" was mastered by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams).

Always compelling as a solo performer, Tad Armstrong is also the touring bass player for 60s pop icons the Cowsills, and the Susan Cowsill Band.

Lyrics

Not So Easy

Written By: Tad Armstrong

I walked right in, put my feet on the table
Started acting like I owned the place
Look here boy, this ain’t no toy
Wipe that smile off your face

NYC made a fool out of me and showed me the door
New Orleans came apart at the seams; it’s not so easy anymore

Later that day I was on my way
Looking for a place to eat
Are you new in town? Let me show you around
Whatcha doin’ out in the street?

NYC made a fool out of me and showed me the door
New Orleans came apart at the seams; it’s not so easy anymore

Why’d you have to do it?
Why’d you have to do it?
Why’d you have to go and do that?

Nothing lasts forever, put it back together
With steel and sweat and love and death and sex
Everybody’s hurtin’ but one thing’s for certain
Somebody’s cashing the checks

Why’d you have to do it?
Why’d you have to do it?
Why’d you have to go and do that?

Discography

Tad Armstrong- Scorpio Falling
Tad Armstrong- Start All Over Again
Middletown- Welcome to the Family

Set List

Over 2 hours of original material
Some artists covered include Bob Dylan, The Band, Little Feat, Badfinger and Tom Waits