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Johnny Cox


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Post  Posted 12 Aug 2019 3:03 pm    
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I was privileged to play bass on a job yesterday that Tommy Detamore was playing steel on. What wonderful, soulful, in tune steel player he is. I first met Tommy at the Opry when I worked with Connie Smith. He is a very talented player, record producer and engineer. Not only that he is a very nice man.If you ever get a chance to hear him play live do yourself a favor and go.
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 12 Aug 2019 3:55 pm    
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I second THAT!!! Always a pleasure and a privilege to hear Tommy play,,,and not a better person anywhere to visit with. Where did ya'll play,,,,if it was Gruene Hall,,and I missed it,,,I'm gonna go into PTSD!!!!!,,LOL I'd love to see both of you guys again!
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Russ Tkac


Post  Posted 12 Aug 2019 4:57 pm    
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One of the best!
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Joe Krumel


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Post  Posted 13 Aug 2019 3:06 am    
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Ditto!
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Lynn Stafford


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Post  Posted 13 Aug 2019 7:17 am     Re: Tommy Detamore
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Johnny Cox wrote:
I was privileged to play bass on a job yesterday that Tommy Detamore was playing steel on. What wonderful, soulful, in tune steel player he is. I first met Tommy at the Opry when I worked with Connie Smith. He is a very talented player, record producer and engineer. Not only that he is a very nice man.If you ever get a chance to hear him play live do yourself a favor and go.


Johnny,

I've had the pleasure of knowing Tommy for the past several years but had never met him in person, until last February. My wife, Kathy and I were lucky enough to be able to meet Tommy and hear him play with Jake Hooker and The Outsiders in Kurten, TX (near College Station). They were performing at the enormous community center there. Gosh, what an awesome experience for us both! Tommy is a great player of course but is also very humble and friendly.



We were introduced to Jake and everyone in the band (all great players as well). Justin Trevino was also there as a guest singer and he was kind enough to do one of my favorite songs of his for us; "Teardrops Don't Lie".

We later saw Tommy again at the TSGA convention, where he was inducted into their Hall of Fame.



Congratulations to Tommy, for your very well deserved award and thanks so much for all you do for everyone you associate with.
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 13 Aug 2019 7:36 am    
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Great post Lynn,,,Yes,,,all that and then some!!!
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 13 Aug 2019 8:11 am    
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Great post Johnny... Tommy is without a doubt one of my favorites... both as a musician and as a person, he’s one classy guy... he came and sat at my wife and I’s table while we were in Dallas last March and had a really nice visit with him and a little later Jody Cameron too, there’s another class act.


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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 13 Aug 2019 10:28 am    
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Hey Dale,,,love that pic!!!! Tommy is a fairly close neighbor,,used to see him pretty regular but haven't since he has been with Jake Hooker,,,guess he is pretty busy.
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Alan Bidmade


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Post  Posted 14 Aug 2019 6:37 am    
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Dale - is that a tattoo?
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 14 Aug 2019 7:22 am    
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Alan Bidmade wrote:
Dale - is that a tattoo?

LOL, no Nick, it’s a Photo App my wife used on a photo she took of us in Dallas.
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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 14 Aug 2019 9:19 am    
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I'll say it again,,,love that photo!!! Amazing,,,Almost looks like a painting,,or,,??? Mrs Rottacker is a talented lady!
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Tommy Detamore


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Floresville, Texas
Post  Posted 19 Aug 2019 5:48 am    
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Thank you Johnny Cox everyone for the kind comments!

Humbled and appreciative.... Smile
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Alan Bidmade


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Post  Posted 19 Aug 2019 8:01 am    
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Tommy's playing on Doug Sahm's 'The Return of Wayne Douglas' is perfection. Awesome.
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Joe Krumel


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Post  Posted 19 Aug 2019 11:22 am    
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What a recording! Doug and Tommy,great chemistry!!"
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Ben Rubright


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Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 8:46 am    
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.......and with Bobby Flores' fiddle!!!... everyone should have it.
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Jeff Garden


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Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 9:30 am    
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Alan Bidmade wrote:
Tommy's playing on Doug Sahm's 'The Return of Wayne Douglas' is perfection. Awesome.


Could not agree more, Alan. An encyclopedia of hot steel licks and that Texas in-your-face honky tonk sound I love. Two thumbs up for Tommy D: a great player and a great friend.
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Tyler Hall


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Spring Hill, TN
Post  Posted 20 Aug 2019 3:20 pm    
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Tommy Detamore is the coolest. He played one of my all time favorite solos behind Dallas Wayne on Eleven Roses. His tone and playing are just off the charts. He’s one of the nicest folks I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and he never seems to mind when I tell him I have a crush on Rosie.
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Danny Letz


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Old Glory,Texas, USA 79540
Post  Posted 22 Aug 2019 5:50 pm    
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I’m hoping I’ll get to meet Mr. Detamore this coming Saturday nite if he plays with Jake Hooker in my huge metropolis home town of Old Glory Texas. I hope he’s not put off by the traffic jams and such.
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John Goux


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California, USA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 8:06 am    
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I’m mightily impressed every time I hear him.
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Skip Edwards


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LA,CA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 9:31 am    
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Me too, John...
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 1:47 pm    
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Alan Bidmade wrote:
Tommy's playing on Doug Sahm's 'The Return of Wayne Douglas' is perfection. Awesome.

Agreed! Cowboy Peyton Place was one of my first, and now all-time favorite pedal steel tunes. Tommy's playing was a primary influence for me taking up pedal steel in the first place, long before I knew who he was. I just loved that sound and had to get one of my own. I was really happy to meet Tommy in person in Dallas this spring, as nice a person as he is a great player.

I haven't gotten to hear you play live yet Tommy, but it's on my list, thanks for all the great music!
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Steve Spitz


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New Orleans, LA, USA
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 3:18 pm    
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Tommy kills it on that Doug Sahm album. I never get tired of it. Classic.
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 5:04 pm    
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Just got through watching an episode of Tru Country with Tommy and Jake Hooker and Bobby Flores.
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Bill Miller


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Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Post  Posted 23 Aug 2019 5:12 pm    
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Tommy's playing has always been inspirational. If you're new around here or if you missed it the first time I'd be humbled if you would visit this post from 2007.
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John Brabant


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Calais, VT, USA
Post  Posted 24 Aug 2019 5:45 am    
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Great little story from back in 2007 Bill Miller. Yeah, Tommy Detamore sounds soooo good behind that steel.
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