Tiny Town (band)

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Tiny Town was a New Orleans rock-blues band formed in 1997. The band was formed by singer Pat McLaughlin, with guitarists Tommy Malone and Johnny-Ray Allen, both of The Subdudes, and drummer Kenny Blevins. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Malone returned to work with the Subdudes.


The group recorded only one album, Tiny Town, in 1998. The song "Follow You Home" from the self-named debut album was featured on NBC's "Homicide.". [6]

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  1. Billboard - 3 May 1997 - Page 38 ""We didn't break up the Subdudes for Tiny Town," Allen says. "We broke up the Subdudes because it was time to do something else. Tiny Town is it." Tiny Town teams Malone and Allen with singer/songwriter Pat McLaughlin and session ..."
  2. Rick Koster Louisiana Music: A Journey From R&b To Zydeco, Jazz 2002 Page 228 "In the case of Tiny Town, the lineup was augmented with drummer Kenneth Blevins and guitarist Pat McLaughlin. Blevins, another well-known New Orleans musician-about-town, has a lengthy and impressive list of session credits."
  3. Billboard - 12 Dec 1998 - Page 38 "The progressive rock group Tiny Town, its eponymous CD currently available, was formed around veteran guitarist Pat McLaughlin. "
  4. Jazz Times -2001 p277 "Coming Soon New Orleans Roots Rock and Blues band TINY TOWN with Johnny-Ray Allen. Kenneth Blevins. Tommy Malone and Pat McLaughlin"
  5. Detroit Blues Magazine 1997 Page 42 "Opening for Earl King was the roots rock group Tiny Town with former subdudes Tommy Malone on guitar and Johnny Ray Allen on bass, Nashville's Pat McLaughlin on guitar and Kenny Blevins on drums. The name Tiny Town is an apt ...
  6. Billboard - 12 Dec 1998 - Page 18 "AlR TIME: Pioneer Music Group act Tiny Town's song "Follow You Home" will be heard on the Friday (11) episode of NBC's "Homicide.".