Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"All My Roady Friends" Memorial Concert for Tom Roady

"All My Roady Friends" Memorial Concert for Tom Roady is Tuesday, January 31st at Red Rooster On Demonbreun

Tom Roady, legendary percussionist passed away in November 2011. Several of his  Roady Friends will honor Tom with a concert and auction at Red Rooster on Tuesday, January 31st, doors at 6:00, auction and music at 7:00. Admission is $10.00. Red Rooster is located on Demonbreun Street in Nashivlle.

Tom Roady played on over 100 records and CDs including Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks, Brooks and Dunn, Mavis Staples, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Etta James, Michael McDonald, Bob Seger, Art Garfunkle and toured with legends such as James Taylor, John Denver, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Anka and Phil Driscoll.

The house band for the concert is a band Tom played with, “The Alternators”. Some of the special guests playing and singing many of the songs Tom played on and artists he toured with will include Phil Keaggy, Sam Bush, Rickie Skaggs, Suzzi Ragsdale, Jonell Mosser, Marcus Hummon and surprise guests.

Some of the auction items include music lessons and consultations with professionals, Michael McDonald signed artwork and CDs, a tour of the Grand Ole Opry with 4 tickets, a custom "Tom Roady" cajon designed and crafted by Jonathan Wells and a selection of  Tom’s personal Paiste Cymbals will be sold along with several other items at the event. Pearl Percussion will have great selection of their products for the auction. Boxes of Tom’spersonal  percussion pieces will be sold for $50.00 each and smaller items ($10) will be for sale at the event..

Two Old Hippies has donated a $2,000.00 Bedell Guitar that will be on display with several autographs including Sheryl Crow, Joe Nichols, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Keith Urban, Wynona, Nichole Kidman, Val Kilmer, Allison Krauss, Jerry Douglas and others.  The guitar will be auctioned off in February at www.tomroadyauction.com.

For more on Tom Roady, go to www.tomroady.com.

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