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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.