Louisiana Swamp Pop Pioneer Tommy McLain Earns Five Nominations at The Best of the Beat Music Awards 2022 in New Orleans, LA | Shore Fire Media

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11 November, 2022Print

Louisiana Swamp Pop Pioneer Tommy McLain Earns Five Nominations at The Best of the Beat Music Awards 2022 in New Orleans, LA

Performs Lafayette Show at Café Vermilionville on November 9th

Watch Rousing Late Night TV Debut Performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden HERE


Following an exceptional late-night television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Louisiana music hero Tommy McLain will return home for Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Music Awards 2022 on November 10th. The 82 year old swamp pop pioneer will give a special performance, and has also earned five nominations including: Artist of The Year, Album of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Best Male Vocal and Best Music Video. Only Jon Batiste earned more nominations this year. 

Watch his performance of “I Ran Down Every Dream” on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS here: https://youtu.be/26qB_zTRzKs

Tommy’s return home to Louisiana would not be complete without a celebratory homecoming show, and fans can see Tommy perform his timeless music at the historic Cafe Vermilionville in Lafayette on Wednesday, November 9th at 6pm.

Tommy McLain’s I Ran Down Every Dream is his first studio album after four decades, featuring an eclectic and illustrious group of fans and friends supporting him. The 13-song "tour-de-force" (New Orleans Advocate) finds McLain looking back at a remarkable life in music while forging ahead as a true soul survivor. Throughout I Ran Down Every Dream, McLain unleashes a "voice that still sounds strong as ever" (MOJO) while displaying a "wily grace and humor" (New York Times) in a way only a lifetime of experience allows. In recent years alone, McLain outlasted three devastating Louisiana hurricanes, a major heart attack and a house fire on his way to this new album.

I Ran Down Every Dream finds Tommy collaborating with fans and friends from across genres and generations: Elvis Costello, Nick LoweVan Dyke ParksAugie MeyersIvan NevilleMickey Raphael, producer CC Adcock and many more. It marks McLain's first new album since 1979, and continues a storied career that saw him hit the Top 15 of the national Billboard charts with "Sweet Dreams,"tour alongside Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, and change the course of 20th-century popular music forever, by putting South Louisiana "swamp pop" so firmly on the map that acts like The Beatles and Rolling Stones started incorporating it into their sound. 

Tommy McLain press page (with bio, photos, and more) here:https://shorefire.com/roster/tommy-mclain


Tommy McLain I Ran Down Every Dream tracklist:  

No Tomorrows Now  

I Ran Down Every Dream (feat. Elvis Costello)  

I Hope  

Livin’ On The Losin’ End  

The Greatest Show On Hurt  

California (arranged by Van Dyke Parks)  

That’s What Mama Used To Do  

Somebody (feat. Augie Meyers and CC Adcock)  

My Hidden Heart  

Stand For Something  

If You Don’t Love Me  

Before I Grow Too Old  

London Too     


For More Information, contact:

Matt Hanks  | mhanks@shorefire.com

Max Lefkowitz | mlefkowitz@shorefire.com

Jennifer Valentin | jvalentin@shorefire.com