February 26, 2009


This Made Me Smile (Yes, I Am Capable)

When I purchased (yes, purchased) the most recent Elvis Costello album, Momufuku, last spring, I noticed in the credits that in addition to Attractions/Imposters drummer Pete Thomas there was an additional drummer, one Tennessee Thomas. Not intentionally being sexist, I assumed Tennessee was Pete's son (Tennessee just sounded more like a boy's name to me).

Well, I now stand corrected. On a recent episode of Elvis' chat/music show Spectacle, Tennessee joined her dad on drums and together they did the Ringo Starr-Jim Keltner Concert for Bangladesh double-drumming thang:

I had a huge grin on my face watching father and daughter the entire show. Here are a few clips:

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