Brilliant singer-songwriter Tommy Womack performs an intimate house concert 7:30 p.m. this Thursday Jan. 16 at 111 Water Street, Apalachicola.

The concert is to raise money and awareness for the Franklin County Community Development & Land Trust Corporation, a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

Womack was a founding member of Government Cheese, and has blazed a talent laden trail of golden musical nuggets. As both an artist and a person, he has been called everything from “Tom Lehrer with a Telecaster” to “Nashville’s best loved musical eccentric,” and he might blushingly, but proudly, accept both titles. That’s because separating the man and the artist is impossible, as they’re both the same guy.

An award-winning recording artist and a published author, Womack writes songs as honest as anything Hank Williams or Steve Earle ever recorded, and has attracted the attention of the national press while accumulating a loyal following.

Randall “Big Daddy” Webster opens the show.

“Womack mixes country, blues, and rock like a fast-fingered bartender on his new album, 'Now What! - The New Yorker

"Tommy Womack writes better 'regular guy' lyrics than just about anyone I can think of besides Hank Williams." - Sean Westergaard,

"...This is rock 'n' roll, or Americana, or whatever you want to call it, that's as pure and honest as it gets." - American Songwriter

Leave your troubles at the door. Tickets are $15 or $25 per couple, and are available at the law offices of Steve Watkins, 41 Commerce Street, Apalachicola 653-1949 and The Butler Agency, 135 US 98, Eastpoint 670-1200.

Audience members are encouraged to bring snacks for four or five people so everyone can graze on each other’s fixings. Bring your own beverages!