Thunderhawks play AC/DC '74-'79
Original Thunderhawks members Rick Donley and Tony Sarno, along with bassist Kyle Miller and guitarist Ken McMahan are playing a set of Bon Scott-era AC/DC. With the expansive catalog of great songs to choose from, it will be hard to limit it to a 90-minute set, but needless to say it will be rocking from the first chord. Pictured are the original lineup with the late Eddy Shaver and Keith Christopher (now with Lynyrd Skynyrd) who will be sorely missed, but their substitutes certainly won't be slouches. The first date will be December 15th in Franklin Tennessee at The Whiskey Room @ King's Bowl then the next night at the band's very favorite rock club in the world; RT. 33 RHYTHM AND BREWS in Wapakoneta Ohio on December 16th. Additional dates will be posted as they are added.
Tony Sarno Band Plays the music of Muscle Shoals
Aretha Franklin recorded hits in Muscle Shoals, as did The Staple Singers, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Bob Scaggs, and so many more. There was even some great reggae recorded there by Jimmy Cliff.
We just released our Muscle Shoals album on cd, and we think we've captured some of the magic of that amazing territory. We're now presenting live "The Tony Sarno Band plays the music of Muscle Shoals". With the core rhythm section, full horn section and female vocals, the band will play songs from the album, as well as some of the great Soul and Rock music recorded in Muscle Shoals. It makes for a great concert, or any event that needs some rockin', dancin' party music. We'll see you out there!
Happiest of Holidays and peace and joy in the New Year!
Wishing everybody a happy, healthy, holiday season. Thanks so much for your generous support of my music, and I look forward to playing in your neighborhood in the new year. Please reach out if you want the band to play at your event or even in your living room!- Tony
IT'S A BLUES THING TOO cd available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble
It's a Blues Thing Too (Muscle Shoals Edition) cd was released on May 27th and is available on all record store sites and Amazon. It was previously released digitally, but now also on cd. It features David Hood on bass, Ed Greene on drums, Clayton Ivey on keys, vocalists Holly Steele and Vicki Hampton, The Harris Brothers Horns, and Deric Dyer on Tenor Sax.
Galen Cisco Field
Tony had the honor of singing “America, the Beautiful” in St. Marys Ohio, for the opening of their new baseball field. It’s named for (pictured here w/Tony) veteran Major League Baseball pitcher and coach Galen Cisco.
The new Album is finished and ready for release. It was recorded in Muscle Shoals Alabama in December and mixed by 2021 Grammy Award winner Jason Hall. The first track to be released on April 23rd is called "Don't Hold That Against Me", written by Tony and Fred Koller. The full album will be released on May 7 and available for download on iTunes, and streamed on Spotify and all digital platforms. The cd will be available for sale at www.tonysarno.com/store. *Click on image to see album tracklist and liner notes.
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy 2021. The picture to the left is David Hood, myself, Ed Greene, and Clayton Ivey, tracking in Muscle Shoals a few weeks ago. We're presently finishing up the overdubs, setting up the cover, and then mix and pressing. We hope to release the second week of February. Please visit our store to preorder the album.
We started a campaign to get the new Tony Sarno blues album done in Muscle Shoals, and we want to invite you to be a big part of it. We normally record on a shoestring budget, but we feel that this project is too important to operate that way. We're basically asking people to pre-buy the cd and other merchandise, and in return, you'll be the first to hear the music, and even see the progress.
Please click on the picture to the left, and pass it along to anyone else who might like to be a part of it.
Thunderhawks video shoot
Shooting videos for The Thunderhawks songs "Spirit" and "Punchin' the Clock" in Ringold Georgia on 4th of July weekend. Standing in for Keith Christopher is Michael McLaughlin. Michael sang background vocals on the recording of "Punchin' the clock" and was Tony's long-time guitar tech extraordinaire (Michael....MORE GAIN!).
The Thunderhawks "One & Done"
The final incarnation of the Thunderhawks first and only album of songs will be released on May 28 on all digital formats. Titled "One & Done", it contains the nine songs written by the band. The songs have been streamlined, and they're finally in the form that producer Tony Sarno had envisioned. Although there are still a few recorded songs still unreleased, this will be the only album by the hard rock band, thus the title "One & Done". It will be available on ITunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and dozens of other download and streaming services.