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"They Tell Me I had A Good Time!" follows guitarist and
Indie Record Co. owner Tom Principato on his travels and encounters
throughout touring and the "Music Business"; and seeing
and being inspired by Blues guitar legends B.B.King & Albert
King at the legendary Cellar Door night club in Washington, D.C.
in the late 1960's, his early days in Boston with the band Powerhouse.
and includes some great road stories from touring in the USA; encounters
with Freddie King, Dr. John, NRBQ, Frank Zappa, Joe Pass and Big
Mama Thornton, as well as stories of European concerts where he
shares the bill with guitar icon Jeff Beck, Blues Piano legend Champion
Jack Dupree, a flight with soul singer legend Wilson Picket, and
a career high appearance at the Montreux Jazz festival.
Included are photos and anecdotes about his days playing with Washington,
DC guitar legend Danny Gatton and "Blazing Telecasters",
Roy Buchanan, and jamming with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Butterfield,
Wayne Jackson, the Memphis Horns, Chuck Leavell, and Lonnie Mack.
It's a "who's who" and a "what's what" of
guitar anecdotes, jokes, stories and schtick, from the eyes of the
player as well as a music fan, all told in a conversational style
that feels like you might be sitting at a bar having a beer with
Tom while he's telling his stories. Tom's mixture of humor, honesty
and humility make for a great read told by an Independant niche
artist who managed to "survive" over 50 years in the "Music
Business" and live his dream.