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Tommy McLain by Jim Herrington
May 24th, 2022

Tommy McLain Shares “The Greatest Show on Hurt,” New Song Co-Written with Nick Lowe


Louisiana music hero Tommy McLain has shared “The Greatest Show On Hurt,” a poignant and unflinching original that finds the swamp pop architect reflecting on some of life’s more difficult moments, preceding his triumphant return to recorded music at age 82. This is the second single from Tommy’s upcoming record I Ran Down Every Dream, out August 26.

Co-written with Nick Lowe, who cites Tommy as a formative musical hero, “The Greatest Show On Hurt” features Louisiana luminaries like Ivan NevilleThe Mamou Playboys’ Steve RileyC.C. Adcock (who also serves as the album’s producer) and the late Warren Storm in his final recording session before passing in 2021.

See Tommy McLain with C.C. Adcock supporting Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets this summer!

June 8 – Memorial Hall OTR – Cincinnati, OH
June 9 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
June 11 – Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NY
June 14 – Center for the Arts – Homer, NY
June 15 – Colony – Woodstock, NY
June 17 – Musikfest Café – Bethlehem, PA
June 18 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY
June 19 – SOPAC – South Orange, NY
June 22 – Landmark on Main Street – Washington, NY
June 23 – The Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
June 25 – Narrow Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA

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