Published on kare11.com:
The Replacements bassist and ex-right hand to Axl Rose is bringing his solo show to the Turf Club Friday before hitting the dusty trail with Cowboys in the Campfire.
by Samantha Fischer
Tommy Stinson has seen a lot over the last 40-odd years.
“I’ve been all over the world; I’ve lived in different places.”
But when Stinson gets on stage Friday at St. Paul’s Turf Club, a room full of old friends will be ready to welcome him home.
“That place will be full of probably half the people I know intimately — one way or the other — from, you know, 40 years of doing this stuff. It’s always fun; it’s always good to catch up.”
Stinson, who was first thrust on stage at the tender age of 12 with legendary local punk-rock outfit the Replacements, quickly moved on from the comfort of Minnesota to spend the next three decades performing around the world in and out of bands, including 80s icons Guns N’ Roses and fellow Minneapolis misfits, Soul Asylum.
Now 56, Stinson’s upcoming solo gig at the Turf – followed by an albeit vague, but definitely in the making run of shows as one-half of the rockabilly-Americana-esque duo, Cowboys in the Campfire – will simply be business as usual.
“You know, I know no other life,” Stinson said. “It’s funny, everything that I’ve done since I was a kid, I’m still doing now.”
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