Preview: Phil Lee and Tommy Womack head to England and Scotland for dates

Photo: Will Mitchell

In July 2024, americana legend Phil Lee will be returning to the eastern shores of the Atlantic Ocean for a series of dates in England and Scotland.  For the Scottish dates, he will be accompanied by the equally legendary Tommy Womack as the Government Cheese and Daddy musician cuts over from dates in Ireland.

Lee is one of those characters who’s been around the music scene since forever and may well be the only person who can claim to have played in both The Flying Burrito Brothers and Crazy Horse.  The latter’s Ralph Molina said of Lee:  “He’s got the songs. We wouldn’t play with him if he didn’t have the songs. He should be playing stadiums, arenas but he’s playing in living rooms.”

Tommy Womack

Womack, in addition to being a recording and touring musician is an accomplished songwriter whose works have been recorded by the likes of  Jimmy Buffett, Jason Ringenberg, Dan Baird, David Olney, Todd Snider, Kevin Fowler and Scott Kempner.

The pair are joined on the Scottish dates by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Ben Reel. Dates are as follows:

Phil Lee 2024 UK Dates:

8th July – Kent Sheppey Folk & Blues Club Minster
10th July – London What’s Cooking
11th July – Nottingham Cosmic Americana
12th July – Glossop The Globe
15th July – Stanley (by Durham) The White Room
16th July – Edinburgh Leith Folk Club (with Tommy Womack & Ben Reel)
19th 20th July – Corrie Folk & Blues Festival Isle of Arran (with Tommy Womack & Ben Reel)
21st July – Dunkeld The Hall-House Concert (with Tommy Womack & Ben Reel)
22nd July – Tpot Studio, Kinross (TV Session and House Concert)
25th 26th 27th July – Inverness Belladrum Festival (with Tommy Womack & Ben Reel)
2nd August – Strathpeffer MacKenzie House Concert

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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Willi Kerr

I can’t believe that such a brilliant songwriter – and showman isn’t playing more venues – and bigger ones! Phil Lee is the real deal – not some limp singer-songwriter who’s decided to hop on the Americans wagon for a ride.
To quote the man himself…
A songwriter sang me a song that her wrote
Living and dying with every not
When finally, the prized my hands from his throat
He said I’ve another – as I leapt from the boat!