Tommy Mclain at Jazzfest 2022: Supporting Lucinda Williams, Playing the Lagniappe Stage + more

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Following the announcement of his first album in over 40 years, I Ran Down Every Dream (due out August 26 on Yep Roc), Swamp pop legend Tommy McLain will make his mark on Jazzfest 2022, supporting Lucinda Williams for two shows at The House of Blues New Orleans, playing the Fair Grounds with CC Addock and more. An extensive tour run supporting Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets will follow in June. See below for all upcoming dates. 

Rolling Stone spoke with Tommy last week about his return to recording, hailing the new album’s “swamp noir” and “the host of veteran luminaries” who joined him for the project including Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Jon Cleary, Denny Freeman, Augie Meyers, Ivan Neville, Van Dyke Parks, Mickey Raphael, Steve Riley, Speedy Sparks, Warren Storm and more. 

Check out the full story HERE 

Listen to “I Ran Down Every Dream” HERE

Watch and album trailer HERE

Produced by his musical protege C.C. Adcock, I Ran Down Every Dream (Yep Roc Records), features thirteen tracks, including ten original songs written or co-written by McLain. It is both a celebration and a requiem. It bookends a career that has seen Tommy scale the upper reaches of the Billboard charts, share the stage with the likes of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, The Yardbirds and ZZ Top, and become a global ambassador for the swamp pop sound - that singularly affecting combination of rhythm and blues, country and western, gospel, and traditional French Louisiana styles. The album also looks back, with more than a little heartache, in tribute to some of the fellow musical travelers that McLain has lost, including fellow Louisiana legends Bobby Charles and Warren Storm. For McLain himself, the years-long road to I Ran Down Every Dream was beset by a heart attack, two hurricanes and a house fire. With every obstacle he overcame, McLain's resolve to complete I Ran Down Every Dream grew stronger. 

Jazzfest 2022 Dates 

 April 29 - NOLA House Of Blues (Supporting Lucinda Williams 9pm)

 April 30 - NOLA House Of Blues (Supporting Lucinda Williams 9pm)

May 2 - LA US Mint LA Music Factory 45rpm record release in-store 3:30pm

May 6 - NOLA Jazz Fest Lagniappe Stage (4:30)

May 6 - NOLA The Rabbit Hole (10pm)

May 7 - LAFY Vermillionville Performing Arts Center (7:30pm)

Tommy McLain Supporting Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock & Roll Revue Starring Los Straitjackets:

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