LAWN JOCKEY was an American duo specializing in acoustic music in a variety of styles, including Folk, Celtic, Psycho-Bluegrass and New Age. The duo consisted of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tom Henry from Chicago, IL and songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Scott Stokes from Henryetta, OK. Their debut CD "Jethro's Revenge" (1999) was released to widespread critical acclaim and continues to receive radio airplay on independent stations across the U.S. and Europe. Their subsequent live performances, likewise, received outstanding reviews. Recently, the CD has been licensed for use in various media and several of the tunes written by Tom have been used by PBS, VH-1 and other outlets. Tom and Scott, both veterans of countless cover bands, met in 1990 while both lived in the Altoona, PA area. From the beginning their styles meshed seamlessly and they worked in numerous bands together. 1997 saw the initial concept of Lawn Jockey as a multi-piece electric ensemble. Two original songs were recorded for what was to be a full-length CD, however internal problems split the band before any further work was completed. The following summer, Tom and Scott started experimenting with the idea of an all-acoustic duo featuring their original songs. They decided to retain the Lawn Jockey name and the die was cast. They entered the studio in March 1999 and completed the recording in May 1999. A tour was planned that took them from Burlington, VT to Charlotte, NC to Cleveland, OH. The CD and the live shows proved to be very popular and well received. Due to personal issues the duo split and the tour was completed with Tom continuing on as a solo artist.
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