Who’s Playing at Paramount: Tommy Edwin

July 6, 2018

This paid piece is sponsored by Paramount Cocktails & Food.

Tommy Edwin takes the stage Saturday night at Paramount Cocktail & Foods next to Minervas in downtown Sioux Falls. We caught up with him to learn more about his music.

Tell us about your music.

It’s a mix of covers and originals. I cover a variety of songs from singer/songwriters of ’60s and ’70s but also more contemporary material. Artists covered include Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Petty, Jayhawks, Johnny Cash, the Beatles, etc. I also like to put a new spin on classic rock songs. For instance, I have fun playing “Honky Tonk Women” by the Stones, but done Hank Williams style. Most of my originals are pretty warm and personal.

Who’s your musical inspiration?

Too many to mention but certainly Dylan and the other giants of the ’60s and early ’70s when I was a kid.

What’s your car radio typically set to?

Usually the oldies stations or NPR — whatever is off the mainstream.

What kind of crowd do you typically see at your show?

Generally, I’ve been booked into places where there’s an older crowd that’s tuned in to my repertoire.

What’s the best part about performing live music?

First and foremost is putting on a good performance, but what I really enjoy is developing a good rapport with my audience.

For those joining you at Paramount, what kind of cocktail goes best with your show?

Almost anything goes well with Tommy but take your time to enjoy it.

Who’s Playing at Paramount: Tommy Edwin

Tommy Edwin takes the stage July 7 at Paramount Cocktail & Foods next to Minervas in downtown Sioux Falls. We caught up with him to learn more about his music.

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