KowBoy Tom – Johnny B. Good

This is me playing live. I’m running my vox and Epiphone Sheraton II guitar through a TC-HELICON harmonizer with custom settings. My amp is a Peavey KB300 and I’m using finger picks to play


  • rbraiwick

    Interesting transformative arrangement from 50’s Mississippi Delta rock n’ roll to 70s Houston Honkey Tonk.  Lyle Lovett should try this arrangement. Very interesting, very original.

  • Voiceteacher

    I think your sound is forced and you have to much affects. You should let your natural voice carry you. Your guitar playing is very good, you work the finger picks well.

  • John Lennon

    Fun sound with a country twist.  I liked it!

  • Brian Jacobs

     Hey, Tom. Always love how you make the tunes your own!

  • Haftone

    Hey Tom,
    really great interpretation of this song, very cool!

  • NormaJean

    This was great Tom – reminds me of our youth and sitting on your back porch  – me just listening to you play guitar….  so when’s the CD release party

  • J.E. Stanley

    Great syncopated take on a rock classic. Good job!

  • Cat n Bren

    Great as always Tom – your sound is so uniquely you. Looking forward to hearing you live again!

  • Swpaulhinz

    Tom, the beauty of doing covers is doing them the way you hear them in your head.  Not unlike sitting on the porch with a bunch of pickers and sliding into something nobody’s done before.  Original takes on classic stuff is what I’m all about.  Don’t stop and don’t overthink it.  Play what you feel.

    Sparky

  • tippy ferris

    Vocal quality and playing was very good ..no problem there..but the entire song, which empasizes the word “go, go,’ was much too slow….I kept waiting for you to “go” and was disappointed when the song didn’t GO. I think you need to increase the tempo and pace of this song when u play it..This is a song that could lose it’s appeal if played too slow

  • Go KowBoy Tom, Go!, very nice rendition. very cool way of using the TC-Helicon product there. more! more!

  • KowBoy Tom

    Louie Ongpauco, thank you. I appreciate your encouragement. I thoroughly enjoy your musical postings on YouTube. Keep going!

    -KowBoyTom

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    Tippy Ferris, thank you for your review. You make a good point.

    -KowBoy Tom

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    Brother Sparky, thank for taking the time to review my performance. Your evaluation and encouragement are important to me. You are the greatest among us.

    -KowBoy Tom

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    Cat ‘n Bren, thank you! I appreciate this, especially coming from the King of the cool set.

    -KowBoy Tom

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    J.E. Stanley, thank you. For those of you reading this, J.E. Stanley is the greatest writer of our time. A poet with the breath and depth of the Grand Canyon.

    -KowBoy Tom

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    NormaJean, thank you for your comment. I may put out a CD once I learn more than the three chords I now know.-KowBoy Tom

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    Haftone, thank you for your encouragement!

    -KowBoy Tom

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    Brian Jacobs, merci, brother!

    -KowBoy Tom

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    John Lennon, thank you! I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

    -KowBoy Tom

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    Voiceteacher, thank you for taking the time to review my performance. I will begin incorporating your suggestions immediately.

    -KowBoy Tom

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    Bobby, you’ve got the gift. You need to be wrting for Rolling Stone magazine.

    -KowBoy Tom

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  • Hiya’ KowBoy!

    Nice to hear you using TC gear.  The harmonizer is great!  Looks like a fun room you’ve got there…all your heros around you!  Not sure if it’s just the video but the audio quality is brash and tinny.  Try rolling off some of those upper freqs.  There’s lots of great info on the web (as well as this site) about EQ.  It’s tough cos guitar and voice eat up eachother’s EQ space often.  You’ve got a fun way about you and I enjoyed your video.

    Namaste,

    Brian

  • Jeff Gutmann

    Good job Tom. Jeff

  • KowBoy Tom

    Brian K. Stevenson, thanks for your encouragement and  the EQ advice, I will do as you say. Thanks!

    Namaste,

    KowBoy Tom

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    Jeff Gutmann, thank you!

    KowBoy Tom

  • Jeff

    Swet set-up, Tom. I agree with others who say “play what you feel.” It’s your cover and you did great!

  • KowBoy Tom

    Thank you ,Jeff .I appreciate your encouragement.

    -KowBoy Tom

  • saigonx

    Hey, Tom, you’re the man … You are doing a good job, so keep doing that.
    Greets from Germany – saigonx.

  • KowBoy Tom

    Saigonx, I appreciate your vote of confidence. Thank you! I enjoy giving my audience a reason to have a bit of fun. -KowBoy Tom