Guitarist / Vocalist / Songwriter / Producer
For more than three decades Tommy has been entertaining audiences in the US and abroad with his soulful and expressive brand of guitar playing.
His work is featured on better than 30 recordings on compact disc, DVD, vinyl and tape as well as projects for video, documentary films, television shows, and commercial spots for both radio and television.
In recent years, Tommy has also been busy producing Blues, Country, and pop, commercial and demo sessions out of his Twin Lakes Sound Studio.
The first studio release in over 20 years by The Beat Daddys featuring both Tommy & Larry together is set for a June release.
“Hoodoo That We Do” will feature eleven original songs. Six written by Tommy & Larry together, two written by Tommy, one written by Larry, one written by Mississippi songwriter A.D. Prestage of Malaco Records fame and one written by Muscle Shoals, AL songwriter Maxwell Russell.
The set covers a broad spectrum of musical feels and tastes, but are all undeniably The Beat Daddys.
The group hopes to have the new CD available at their June 19th W.C. Handy Festival appearance in Henderson, KY. For more info go to the “The Store” page.
American Blues Guitarist
Stillwell is a drop-dead guitarist mining the Texas vein…
He is a complete blues guitarist -- one of those you
occasionally catch in a club and think to yourself, “This is the real thing”. “This guy should be famous.”
Live Sound! And Touring Technology Magazine… Overland Park, KS
Ranks With Best
By Paul A. Harris
Drawing comparisons to Tommy Stillwell’s lead guitar playing poses a hazard for any reviewer, owing to the temptation to parade out names like Johnny Winter, Dave Hole, or the late Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Where has this guitarist been hiding? Apparently in every road house, honky tonk and joint in the Midwest.
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis, MO
Stillwell’s expertise is
evident, capturing listeners in
slack jawed fascination with his
delicate, crisp, and exacting guitar
PORT ARTHUR NEWS
Port Arthur, Texas
After hearing Tommy Stillwell play, one can well understand why Emmett would make such a statement. Stillwell’s guitar work is superb, whether he’s playing rocking rhythm and blues (on his Stratocaster), or some fine slide on a well-worn Sears Silvertone.
LOUISVILLE MUSIC NEWS
Tommy Stillwell demonstrates an astounding range of emotional expression on his instrument. He possess the dexterity and speed that nearly all blues guitarists prize. What especially stands Stillwell apart, however, is the conceptual cunning of his solos.
ST. LOUIS POST- DISPATCH
St. Louis, MO
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Rockin’ The Germantown Blues Fest
Sorry - The Beat Daddys (from their upcoming CD “Hoodoo That We Do”)