Video: Tom Heyman “24th Street Blues”

Tom Heyman
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Tom Heyman offers up an elegiac slice of San Francisco life in the video for ‘24th Street Blues’. The video is for the title track of Heyman’s latest album.   The video features still photographs of San Francisco street scenes.  All of the images were captured and edited together by director Jon Warfield Harrison.  The images match the quiet yet hopeful vibe of the recording.   Heyman is joined by Rusty Miller on Bass and Piano and Scott Hirsch on percussion.  Heyman has lived in a sprawling and dilapidated converted-storefront on 24th Street, deep in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District, since the turn of the millennium.  This gives him a front-row seat to the rapid changes occurring in one of America’s most maligned cities.

“If you stay somewhere long enough, you really start to see it change,” he explains. “Around 2010, the city started to feel like a sped up movie, jerking and lurching forward at a dangerously fast, celluloid-shredding pace with market forces feeling like a locomotive bearing down on anything or anyone in its path.”

Heyman will be touring the UK beginning in March 2024.

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Ed Donnelly is a multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and record producer from Los Angeles. He has worked with Willie Nelson, Crowded House, Marc Cohn, Jools Holland, Matchbox Twenty, The Cult, BoyHaunt, Gladys Knight, Trent Summar and The West Coast Mob, Smashing Pumpkins, Del McCoury, OK Go, Exodus, Molly Leach, Tom Morello, O.A.R., Madness, The Crystal Method, DrunkHungry, Deadmau5, Zac Brown, CrysP Tyger, Bighead Todd and the Monsters, Jake Shimabukuro, Barenaked Ladies, Tsar, Killola and more. Donnelly regularly performs with Nathan Jacques as well as Little Silver Hearts and records with GhostsDream. Little known fact: He previously held Top Secret Security Clearance with the U.S. Department of State and Q Clearance from the Department of Energy. He currently runs The Barber’s Basement Recording Studio in Highland Park and is a partner in The Atmos at Lemontree Studio.
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