Thom Jennings

Music and Entertainment Features Writer and Reviewer

Location icon United States of America

Thom has covered the concert scene for ten years in Western New York and provided features for daily newspapers and music websites.

Interviewees include:
Rock: Members from AC/DC, Asia, ELP, Jethro Tull, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, CCR, Yes, Triumph, Allman Brothers, Grand Funk, Kansas Quiet Riot, Toto and Styx. Huey Lewis, Ian Hunter, George Thorogood, Alan Parsons, Eddie Money, Ted Nugent ,Todd Rundgren.

Blues: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang and Joe Bonamassa

Country: George Jones, Charlie Daniels, Scotty Mcreery, Randy Hauser, Secret Sisters, Brandy Clark

Female Artists: Aretha Franklin Jewel, Grace Potter, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Kellie Pickler

Pop: Bobby Vinton, Yanni, Don McLean

Movies/Televison: Tommy Chong, Drew Carey, Sandra Bernhard, Vicki Lawrence, Ralphie May

Niagara Gazette
Micky Dolenz embraces his Monkees past

Seneca Niagara is welcoming one of the most iconic performers to emerge from the late 1960s, the multi-talented actor and singer Micky Dolenz, best known as the drummer and lead singer of some of The Monkees most recognizable hits including "Last Train to Clarksville" and "I'm a Believer."

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Jewel ready to take requests at upcoming casino show

Jewel Kilcher's debut album "Pieces of You," appeared on the scene in 1995 when the singer was just 21 years old, and within two years the album sold an impressive 12 million copies in the United States alone.

Backstageaxxess - Where the real show begins!

By: Thom Jennings Friday, January 3, 2014 What do you get when you bring a legendary sports writer together with a world famous rock musician? You get one of the year's best rock biographies, "Jukebox Hero: My Five Decades in Rock-n-Roll" by Lou Gramm and Scott Pitoniak.

Backstageaxxess - Where the real show begins!

By: Thom Jennings Wednesday, December 25, 2013 "If there is anyone who understands technical problems, it's me!" Those were the approximate words of Tom Scholz when I told him that my once trusty digital voice recorder had failed. "I guess you will just have to do it the old fashioned way, pen and paper."

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Peter Wolf putting acclaimed solo work on hold for J. Geils Band tour

It's been many years since Wolf recorded with the band - he left shortly after the band released their best-selling album "Freeze Frame" in 1981. Since then, Wolf has released a slew of albums that have received critical acclaim, including his 2010 release "Midnight Souvenirs" which is one of this writer's favorite albums of all-time.

Backstageaxxess - Where the real show begins!

By: Thom Jennings Friday, July 2, 2010 In the movie "Big Daddy," a young boy named Julian is asked to testify to the court what his temporary guardian Sonny, played by Adam Sandler, has taught him.

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Looking back - and forward with Flogging Molly

One of the giants of the Celtic punk genre originated by groups like The Pogues comes to The Rapids Theatre tonight. Flogging Molly, the Los Angeles formed band that owes its name to an extended residency at a Los Angeles club, Molly Malone's - they played the club so often they joked they were "flogging Molly Malone's" and the name stuck.

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MUSIC NOTES: 44 years later, Presley/Nixon meeting still hard to fathom

Today is the anniversary of one of the most unusual meetings in political and music history. On Dec. 21, 1970, a meeting between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon occurred at the White House. Presley's motives are a matter of conjecture, and seem a bit contradictory based on what we know of him.

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Since the late 1960s Todd Rundgren has created an unparalleled body of work that has gained him a fiercely loyal cult following. Todd may not have always been the darling of music critics, but fans and peers in the music industry acknowledge Todd as a musical genius for his songwriting, performing and production prowess.

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By Thom Jennings, [email protected] Niagara Gazette August 21, 2012 Niagara Gazette - Roger Hodgson was quick to note that Buffalo was one of Supertramp's "hotspots," in the early days of the band. Forty years or so later it seems that the area is still filled with some hardcore fans.

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CCR bandmate talks up 'other' Fogerty

In 1995, longtime friends and musical collaborators Doug "Cosmo" Clifford and Stu Cook formed a band that would honor the band that brought them international fame in the 1960s. Nearly 20 years later, Creedence Clearwater Revisited is thrilling audiences with the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, known affectionately as CCR.

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'All-Starr' show set for Artpark features a former Beatle

Since 1989, Ringo Starr has toured the world with his All "Starr" bands. The concept is simple enough, find a group of six or seven musicians who each have a few hits, throw them onstage with the former drummer of Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, and see what happens.

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