From Tom's online diary....
"Hi there, finally, after several attempts and many requests from you, we are bringing the Hotel Cafe tour to the UK. I've been telling people for years about the depth of talent that passes through that little LA venue every year, I've even had a couple of the artists along to open for me in the past. Now, in November and December, you can see for yourself why I love them and wanted to introduce them to you, and to the unique spirit of the Hotel Cafe.
I'll be playing - possibly a new song or two - dragging a curly haired cellist with me, as will Joe Purdy, Cary Brothers, Jim Bianco and Steve Reynolds. We'll have a few special guests here and there as well, just to make it even more chaotic, if such a thing were possible.
These venues are small and this event is not to be missed, it went down a storm in the States last year, and the crew are now embarking on a second tour this month. A Hotel Cafe show is a different sort of gig, with everyone pitching in, helping (or even hindering) each other in an attempt to present music in less formal way. Trust me, it is possible for a bunch of songwriters to smile occasionally. Come and see for yourselves.
Official on sale date is Tuesday Oct 17th at 9.00am"
Note there is some discrepancy about where this gig is taking place, the "news" section of the site lists Bush Hall (an awesome venue), everywhere else lists the Islington Academy (not so awesome). It's probably going to be Islington, but you can hope I suppose.
Official Website: http://tommcrae.com/
Added by h-lame on October 17, 2006