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Tommy Womack 

Saturday, February 9, at the Beachland Tavern.

Back in 2002, Nashville singer-songwriter Tommy Womack wrote an eight-minute song called "The Replacements" about everybody's favorite Minneapolis fuckups. He also penned "Whatever Happened to Cheetah Chrome?" — about the former guitarist for Cleveland's Dead Boys — for his 1998 debut, Positively Na Na. The guy knows his punk history. And his songs — while firmly rooted in the roots-rock genre favored by No Depression readers — certainly have a bit of an attitude about them. But Womack is a smarter and shrewder songwriter than these potentially gimmicky examples let on. His latest CD, There, I Said It!, chronicles his futile and funny quest for rock stardom while giving twangy shout-outs to Death Cab for Cutie along the way. Womack also wrote a book last year called The Lavender Boys & Elsie, which compiled a bunch of fake Civil War-era letters from an all-gay Confederate regiment. Always the joker.

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