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Tom Armstrong goes from Hollowmen to honky-tonk
The musical career of Tom Armstrong personifies the word paradox. By listening to his current works, archivists would swear the 37-year-old performer was born a country singer - the heir apparent of such vintage purveyors of heartache as Ray Price or Wynn Stewart. Au contraire. Armstrong played art-punk, indie-rock and free form improvisational jazz before he latched onto the sounds of classic '50s and '60s country. However, once he refocused his creative sites, he crafted two emotionally resonant CDs of authentic old-school honky-tonk, including the recently self-released "Songs That Make The Jukebox Play."... more