Featured Artist of the Week – Tres Womack

Bio:

It’s Real Simple. You do what you love. You write and play music for the people who love to hear it. That’s what Tres Womack does. A singer songwriter doing what he loves. His debut EP Real Simple” features songs from the heart and audiences have embraced it.

Tres has been featured on Ray Wylie Hubbard‘s radio show, Roots and Branches, Justin Frazzel’s Front Porch Show, played Antone’s (Austin & Beaumont), Gordo’s, Cheatham Street Warehouse, Big Fest, Hill’s Cafe, Texas Tavern, Waterloo Ice House, Radio Free Texas Rowdy River Float, Travis County Livestock Show and Rodeo, The White Elephant Saloon in Ft. Worth, Clubhouse Concert Series, Pappasito’s True Texas Music Series, Adair’s Saloon Dallas, Riley’s Tavern, and was a recurring feature at Jack Yoder’s Rocky Hill Ranch in Smithville, where Willie Nelson‘s former road manager loves the music and the crowds he brings out.

If not playing acoustically, he can be found mixing it up with alt-country band, the Get-O-Cowboys. Both can be found on MySpace music.

Tres’ music had been described as Steve Earle meets Pearl Jam. Classified as Americana, Tres covers that nicely but pushes the edge, bringing in Roots Rock and combines that with his own unique perspective.

 

Interview:

TRD: Who do you consider your influences?

TW: My brothers, Tim and Drew, both amazing song-writers and musicians, Hal Ketchum, Lyle Lovett, Radney Foster, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and KISS

TRD: What was your first Gig?

TW: First ever gig was a junior high dance back when God’s dog was still a puppy…my first “return after 10 years off” gig was at a place called Rocky Hill Ranch, run by the legendary promoter Jack Yoder…he’d never heard of me, but at the urging of a friend agreed to “one night only” and he even put that on the flyers, which freaked me out…but, he’s given me tons of advice and more credibility than I deserve…

TRD: What groups or singers do you listen to now?

TW: Adam Hood, Keith Gattis, Wilco, Mike Ethan Messick, Bois D’arcs, Whiskeytown, Get-o-Cowboys, Dedringers, The Fray, and Bette Midler but not necessarily in that order.

 

TRD: What is your favorite venue you have performed at? Why?

TW: Antone’s in Austin, (Antone’s in Beaumont runs a close second cause they’re going to have a good time), because people go there to listen to the music…also played Riley’s Tavern, and that was a very cool place…

 

TRD: If you could perform only 1 more show, anywhere in the world, where
would you want to play? Why?

TW: I would say “Austin City Limits“…it’s the pinnacle for songwriters/performers in the Americana genre.

 

TRD: What is your favorite song you have recorded? Why?

TW: Today its a song I wrote called “Let It Go” that’s on the new record due out this summer…its so autobiographical…the opportunities I’ve missed because of choices I’ve made…both of my grandpa’s had so much to say and offer and of course now that its too late, I wish I’d listened…there’s more to the story, so everyone should buy the CD to find out how it ends…

 

TRD: When you’re not performing what do you like to do with your spare time?

TW: There’s so little of it, but my wife and I like to hang out with friends and catch other artists’ live shows.

 

TRD: If you could perform with any other artist, who would you like to
share the stage with? Why?

TW: I’d like to do a song swap with Billie Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Radney Foster, Lyle Lovett, and Stoney LaRue…they all bring their own style to the table, no two are alike and not one of them would perform any different for one or 10,000…and that, to me, says it all…well not entirely, Stoney pulls the hot chics and that should be mentioned.

 

Discography:

  • Real Simple – EP (1/1/2005)
  • Live @ Texas Tavern (2006)
  • Freak Show – LP (TBA)

Tour:

Enjoy! And check back next week when our featured artist is the Bo Phillips

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