TOM GRIBBIN and the SALTWATER COWBOYS
Tom Gribbin and the Saltwater Cowboys will take you on a tour around the Gulf of Mexico - from Key West through the Florida Panhandle, across the South through the Mississippi Delta and New Orleans, and on down to the Texas coast.
Hitting high on the charts in the UK and Holland with their first album, this storied band, born on the beaches here and built from some of the most talented of the Bay area's musicians, have energized and embraced their fans from London's Wembley Arena to the old Half Shell Raw Bar in Key West. In their travels, they have shared the stage with John Prine, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Buffett, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Jerry Lee Lewis, Don Williams, Hank Jr., and many many other of their great musical influences.
And now, they look forward to finally sharing the stage with Greg Billings' mighty band.
The Mad Beach Band was born in the late 70s when Coral Reefer Band bassist Harry Dailey and harmonica phenom T.C. Carr joined forces with the popular duo Shackett and Merrigan. Jimmy Buffett stopped in to jam one night and the band's popularity on the Gulf Coast soared.
The current line-up includes original members T.C. Carr and Pete Merrigan, Lenny Austin, Dave Williamson, Vinnie Seplesky on bass and Tom Kennedy on drums.
This Rat Pack nouveau will swing, swagger, and sway its' way into your heart! They've played places like the WMNF Tropical Heatwave and Disney World and even had six of their tunes used in two independent feature films. While keeping busy around Tampa Bay, Lounge Cat has performed as far away as Big Sur, California.
Eight years of countless events have forged a solid, basis for the band's sound. The band's first release, Jazzy Jump and Swingin' Lounge, is filled with musical selections new and classic. The second CD, Allure, is an all original bag and was recorded the old-fashioned way: one band, one room, and one take! The third, Live at the Zen Den, is another snapshot of their entertaining and emerging sound.