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The Tommy Shaw Fan Club
Jett gushes about Styx and reveals he once opened for Ted Nugent.
This was an extremely exciting and monumental episode for me for two reasons. Tommy and Shaw. When Jeff came home from meeting him for the first time and told me about it, I absolutely couldn't believe it. Being a lifelong musician and songwriter, I am a gigantic Tommy Shaw fan. From his days with Styx, where he sang such songs as Renegade and Blue Collar Man, on through his time with the Damn Yankees (alongside Ted Nugent with whom I got to tour as the opening act for in 2006), up to his current recordings with Jack Blades (of Night Ranger fame). As a young man I learned how to harmonize by singing along to High Enough by Damn Yankees and often cover Blind Faith's Can't Find My Way Home at my gigs because of him. Coming of Age? Such a sick song. I also think the Shaw-Blades version of Summer Breeze is perfect. He plays Gibson Explorers and Taylor acoustics. Hmm, what else... Yeah I'm a fan.