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Tommy T: The Prester John Sessions

Tommy TGorgo Bordello bassist Tommy T is planning to release his solo album, The Prester John Sessions, on Easy Star Records to iTunes on October 13th 2009 and to stores November 10th.

Tommy T, born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, wrote and produced album.

The album consists of 11-tracks features other Gogol Bordello members as guest musicians.

“In the ‘70s, funk, wah-wah pedals, and jazz had a huge impact on Ethiopian music,” Tommy T says. “The Prester John Sessions will give people an idea about the musical diversity of Ethiopia, which includes influences and ideas borrowed from the sounds of the ‘70s with the added bonus of up-to-date production values.”

You can check out Gogol Bordello with Tommy T at these venues:

  • Oct. 3 Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 4 Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Event Centre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 5 Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall at University Of Calgary w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 7 Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 9-10 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 11 Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 12 Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 13 Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 15 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 16 Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 17 San Diego, CA @ 4th And B
  • Oct. 18 Anaheim, CA @ The Grove Of Anaheim w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 20 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 21 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 23 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 24 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 25 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 27 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 28 Richmond, VA @ The National w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 30 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse w/ Apostle Of Hustle
  • Oct. 31 New Orleans, LA @ City Park (Voodoo Experience)
  • Nov. 1 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
  • Nov. 6 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Pepsi Music Festival
  • Dec. 1 St. Petersburg, Russia @ Glav Club
  • Dec. 2 Moscow, Russia @ Grand Milk Theatre
  • Dec. 4 Kiev, Ukraine @ Balkan Fest
  • Dec. 8 Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
  • Dec. 9 Krakow, Poland @ Rotunda
  • Dec. 11 Prague, Czech Republic @ Incheba Arena
  • Dec. 12 Dresden, Germany @ Riethalle
  • Dec. 13 Erlangen, Germany @ E Werk
  • Dec. 14 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Tolhaus
  • Dec. 16 Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club
  • Dec. 17 Athens, Greece @ Fencing Hall
  • Dec. 19 Tel Aviv, Israel @ Hangar 11
  • Dec. 20 Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barbey Club

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