Tommy Lewis

"Here's the future of the singer-songwriter genre." - Tex Renner

Texas native Tommy Lewis is a touring singer-songwriter, author, and guitarist. He's opened for world class songwriters and performers including Radney Foster, Jimmie Vaughan, Taylor Hicks (American Idol), Rod Picott, Dana Cooper, Jason Boland, and Granger Smith. He tours nationally as both a solo songwriter and as lead guitarist for Chad Elliott, playing close to 200 dates a year. 



"A GREAT young songwriter" - Wrecks Bell (Townes Van Zandt, Lightnin' Hopkins), Old Quarter

"Mesmerizing" - Lou Sipolt Jr. (Great Day Des Moines), KCWI FOX

"One of the best new acts" - Stan Brewer, Insider Sessions Music Review

 "Tommy's command of the language, the words he chooses and the way he assembles them, has really inspired me to look twice at my own lyrics. Musically, I don't feel like I have enough time left to catch up. Here's the future of the singer/songwriter genre." - John "Tex" Renner, Singer-Songwriter


FULL BIO

Tommy was raised in Alvin, Tx, learning jazz trumpet from Dick Ferking, piano from his mom, Barbara, and taste from his dad, Bill. He taught himself to play guitar (mostly to impress a cute John Denver fan) after moving to Iowa, became involved in the local scene, and eventually joined Rick Burke's Traveling Music Show and Review in 2012. He and Kevin Lindgren met while both were part of Rick's convoy, and broke out to start Lindgren and Lewis. LnL was named "one of the best new bands on 2013" by music review "The Insider Sessions" and performed in Nashville, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Des Moines, Houston, Dallas, and Oklahoma City.
 

Learning songwriting and performing from craftsmen like cowboy-turned-professor F. Charles Persall, 
award winning songwriter Chad Elliott, and local legend and performing artist Rick Burke, Tommy quit his job as a professor at Graceland University and struck out as a traveling folk singer, playing over 200 shows a year, sometimes over 250. In 2015 he was hired as lead guitarist for Chad Elliott, playing in every state from California to Maine. 

His first solo EP, "Winding" was produced by Chad Elliott (chadelliott.net) and was released by Tommy's own Fish Foster Records in August 2015 to awesome reviews. His first book of haiku poetry, Heart, Far From My Feet, was released in spring of 2016. His first full-length album, "Silver and Stone" was released October 2016. Upcoming projects include a planned live album, a second book of poetry, and a studio album featuring the DelRios, his country duo with sister Samantha (a singer-songwriter in her own right).

Some days Tommy lives in a small town west of Nashville, other days he lives in Alvin, Tx, and in between he can be found in the blue Pontiac flying down the road. He enjoys fishing and writing, playing fiddle to the woods, and hiking the wilderness. 

Currently, if not serving as lead guitarist for Chad, Tommy tours as a solo artist ... follow him on Instragram, Twitter (@tommyclewis), and on Facebook.

Contact Tommy by emailing tommy@tommylewis.net