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Tommy Spurlock
Way Back Home: Project Notes

Tommy Spurlock is a native of Fort Worth, Texas.  He is not only a gifted producer but also a multi-instrumentalist who plays steel guitar, dobro, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass (just to name a few).  He is a highly sought-after session musician who has recorded with The Band, Rodney Crowell, Delbert McClinton, Roseanne Cash and Shania Twain (for a list of credits, click here). 

Tommy's studio (where "Way Back Home" was recorded) is housed in two converted train cars located at Nashville's Cummin's Station, overlooking active CSX rail lines.


"They're not boxcars, dammit," Tommy corrects those who mistakenly refer to them as such, "they're 1952 Pullman Passenger cars!"  Known affectionately as "The Train", the studio is a favorite with Nashville's top session players who can watch trains pass by as they record.  The studio is a virtual shrine to Tommy's musical friends and mentors: Rick Danko, Keith Richards, James Burton, Brian Ahern.  Tommy also has his share of gold and platinum records (with Rodney Crowell, Shania Twain, David Ball et al) lining the walls.

Tommy has produced a number of artists including David Olney and Chip Taylor.  Tommy's two records with Olney (regarded as one of best, if unsung, living songwriters ) were released by Rounder Records; they not only won Olney critical acclaim but also widened his audience considerably.  Tommy's work with Chip Taylor (author of such classics as "Wild Thing" and "Angel in the Morning") has also won acclaim and helped revitalize Chip's career.  Tommy has produced songs of top Nashville songwriters including ASCAP songwriters of the year Don Schlitz ("On the Other Hand" and "The Gambler") and Earl Bud Lee  ("Friends in Low Places" and "One Night at a Time").

When he is not producing, Tommy (as "Timmy Turlock") is a member of the psycho-country band Jon Wayne, whose music has been featured in Quentin Tarantino film "From Dusk Till Dawn."  He is also currently producing a project with members of the Flying Burrito Brothers--including original member and steel guitar legend Sneaky Pete Kleinow



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