I like your shirt... and your music, too. ”

— Willie Nelson, after opening for Willie & Family at Illinois State Fair, August 2001. I was wearing a Hank Williams, Sr. T-shirt.

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Tom Irwin. What a gentle heart. One of the best songwriters I've ever met.”

— Rosie Flores, a good friend for 20 years, upon hearing All That Love.

Led by sparkling keys and a swinging rhythm, the buoyant "I Have Wandered" is an introspective tale of personal struggle - "Let me roll and rumble and curse with all my might/And fake and fumble until I get it right/I will stand and stumble and crawl towards sunlight/And take and tumble as long as I can fight" - that's perfect for the dance floor. ”


That was a very nice day in John's front yard singing like nobody was there... Thanks JOHN!!

That was a very nice day in John's front yard singing like nobody was there... Thanks JOHN!!

Hello everyone - Wow last post was August 14 from Johnson City TN-- I remember that Red Roof Inn. I'm now in New York City preparing to play at Pianos on Ludlow in Lower East Side Manhattan for a Baby Robot Media - Culture Collide showcase as part of the Mondo Music Festival and Tech Summit going on in the city this weekend. I just drove here from Paris, Texas (Yes, it's a Paris to New York trip) after visiting with my pal John Robert Brown, a gig in Paris and a trip to San Antonio to see John Stirratt and Wilco. The drive to NYC included a stop in outside Nashville to see my buddy Lyman Ellerman to plan our 5 day Midwest run in first week of November and a relatively quiet and restful sleepover near Staunton, VA at a classic (read, old but clean) Relax Inn,  before reaching Taylor and Melissa Floreth's house in Bayonne, NJ, where you can see the city in the close distance. Decisions to make tomorrow on whether travel on to Florida or high tail it home. Waiting hear from Suwannee Festival promoters first.

Best to all and to all a good day, Tom