Actually, It Was Pretty Unusual: Photos of Tom Jones at Apogee Studio

Photos of Sir Tom Jones as he played a very special set for KCRW at Apogee Studios this week!

There are only a few performers out there who genuinely qualify as legends, but Welsh singer Sir Tom Jones is one such artist. For over 50 years, he has been a chart-topping musician, a Grammy Award-winner, a television and film star, and an international sex symbol. With his new album, Long Lost Suitcase, he has just completed a trilogy of roots-rock records that feature covers of personal favorites from the likes of Leonard Cohen, Gillian Welch, Hank Williams and many blues classics. He shared a few of these tracks, along with some Jones’ own hits from throughout his long career, for a very enthusiastic crowd, including a beaming Anne Litt (a legend in her own right), who conducted an interview with the man himself.

Take a peek:

Tom Jones and his band
Tom Jones and his band
Unleashing the Voice
Unleashing the Voice
Rocking out
Rocking out
Regaling Anne Litt & the crowd with Elvis stories
Regaling Anne Litt & the crowd with Elvis stories
Striking a contemplative pose
Striking a contemplative pose
Rocking out (w/accordion)
Rocking out (w/accordion)
The legendary Tom Jones
The legendary Tom Jones

(all photos by Larry Hirshowitz)

 

Set List:

Take My Love (I Want to Give It)
Raise a Ruckus
Opportunity to Cry
Delilah
If I Give My Soul
Thunderball

(INTERVIEW with ANNE LITT)

Elvis Presley Blues
‘Til My Back Ain’t Got No Bone
Soul of a Man
Strange Things
Green Green Grass of Home
I Wish You Would

ENCORE:
It’s Not Unusual
Tower of Song
Don’t Knock
Didn’t It Rain

Musicians:
Sir Tom Jones
Marco Giovino – Musical Director – Drums
Doug Lancio – Guitar
Viktor Krauss – Bass
Patrick Warren – Keys

We’ll be airing an edited version of this special live performance & interview on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Tuesday, December 22, so please join us!

ERIC J. LAWRENCE