He's all about using music to bring positive change!
You may have seen him performing at The Empyrean Coffee House or The Blue Spark on Mondays, as he does every week. Tommy Gantt, a.k.a. Tommy G from the 509, is a rather soulful singer-songwriter who doesn't shy away from controversy. As an advocate for street performers, he has fought laws against busking. He recently led a protest in Riverfront Park, which has a stringent policy against collecting money for a performance without official approval. After bringing in countless sympathetic musicians to perform with their instrument cases open to collect change, the police were overwhelmed and had to tear up their tickets! Far from just an activist, he writes many upbeat, feel-good songs and has an engaging stage presence and sense of humor. Musically, he draws inspiration from '70s singer-songwriters, but modernizes his sound with a groove and a hip-hop-like lyrical delivery. This Sunday he will perform a good half-dozen songs live in the Local Lounge and spin a few cuts from his CD "Upstarts & Old Farts."
Don't miss Tommy G from the 509 on Spokane's 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge this Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, at
10 pm PDT. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur
d'Alene area or listen live to the on-line audio stream at this
website. Just click on the "Listen Live" link in the upper-left corner
of this page. You can also listen to the live broadcast on your iPhone
or Blackberry with the iheartradio
Here's a video of Tommy performing his song "51 Dollars"
UPDATE 2010-05-04 Here is Tommy's entire Local Lounge show as high-quality streaming audio: