The Waymores TOM KIMMEL - SALLY BARRIS - DON HENRY Thu, 03 Nov 2016 18:41:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Waymores Spring 2014 News Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:41:41 +0000 Spring Greetings to Waymores Fans Everywhere!

Pops here! Hope you all are as happy to see spring as we are!

Don Henry (Willy Waymore), Sally Barris (Sister Waymore) and I (Tom Kimmel, aka Pops) have been touring far and wide of late (together and on our own)  moving in and out of seasons and climates: flowers to snow and back to flowers.


1. NEXT WEEK we begin our annual California tour, and we are so looking forward to it. Hope to see lots of old friends and familiar faces… and of course make many new friends and fans. Check out our tour dates HERE.

2. Our debut self-titled album has been riding high on folk radio charts, reaching the Top 5 on the Folk DJ chart. Naturally we are thrilled!

If your local public/community/college radio station does not have a copy for their library, email us atinfo(at)waymores(dot)net and we’ll have a CD sent right away.

—Thanks to Erik Balkey and Hudson Harding Music for the great radio promo!

Waymores SOLO NEWS:

1. Sister Waymore (Sally Barris) continues touring to promote her latest fine solo effort, Wilder Girl. Her lovely song “Lately” was recently featured in the hit TV show Nashville. Congrats Sister! See her tour schedule and newsHERE.

2. Willy (Don Henry) has been touring with the talented Craig Carothers and with our old friends Jon Vezner and cellist Jeff Gilkinson as The Don Juans. Visit Willy’s website HERE.

3. Pops (that’s me, Tom Kimmel) has been touring and teaching solo all over the place. To see my April Newsletter, click HERE. To see my Tour Dates, click HERE.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: To buy the Waymores deluxe debut CD (or download or listen to songs), click HERE.

And to visit our sparkling website, click HERE.

Happy Spring! Hope to see you all soon!

Way More Love & Peace,

The Waymores June 2013 News & Tour Dates Tue, 04 Jun 2013 01:44:27 +0000 June Greetings to Waymores Fans Everywhere!

Pops here. Hope you are as ready for summer as we are! Here’s Waymores News in a Nutshell:

1. THIS WEEK (Thu, Fri & Sat) we’ll in Atlanta, Huntsville and Birmingham, with bells on. All super cool gigs.

2. We’ve so been enjoying playing together of late. Our last trip out we led a very fine songwriting workshop at the Wildflower Fest in Richardson, TX. And we immensely enjoyed our performances there. What a classy affair.

3. And last week we played a long overdue album release show at Nashville’s world famous Bluebird Cafe. Packed house with a line of standbys out front! Standing O’s from homeys and neophyte Waymores alike. So sweet.

4. NEXT WEEK (Fri/Sat, June 14/15) we’ll be in Elvis Land: Memphis and Tupelo. We are primed and ready to properly introduce our power trio to Memphians and Tupelonians.

(For all our summer tour dates, see below.)

5. The work on our plate: raising more $ for a radio campaign for our album. We’re hard at it. Gonna make it happen.

6. Almost forgot! To buy our deluxe self-titled debut album (or listen to some clips), click HERE!

To visit our alluring website, click HERE.

6. Willy (Don Henry), Sister (Sally Barris) & I are all healthy and happy, and we pray you are too.

OK, more news soon. In the meantime, if you’re in the neighborhood for one of these tour dates, come on down!

Peace, Happiness & Way More Love,

Pops Waymore (AKA Tom Kimmel)

Waymores Summer Tour Dates

June 6, 2013 8:00 pm

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Theater

3116 Main Street

Duluth, GA 30096

click for more info

June 7, 2013 7:00 pm

Jim Parker’s Songwriter Series

700 Monroe Street

Huntsville, AL 35801

click for more info

June 8, 2013 7:30 pm

Moonlight on The Mountain

585 Shades Crest Road

Birmingham, AL 35226

click for more info

June 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Center for Southern Folkore

123 South Main Street

Memphis, TN 38103

click for more info

June 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Blue Canoe

2006 North Gloster

Tupelo, MS 38804

click for more info

July 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Bluebird on The Mountain

1000 Oman Drive

Brentwood, TN 37027

click for more info

Waymores December 2012 Newsletter Mon, 24 Dec 2012 02:04:25 +0000

Hey Way-Friends!

Pops Waymore here on behalf of the Waymore family to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS and THANK YOU for listening, coming to see us, buying our record, poking fun at us, feeding us (especially) and for putting clean sheets on the beds and moving the litter box in the other room. And thanks for not calling the cops that one time. It’ll never happen again!

So here’s the year-end scoop: In 2013 we’ll be touring all over the place and promoting our debut album like crazy. Carrying on and getting down. (But we’ll get up again, I promise.)

The bottom line: You make it possible for us to answer the call over… and over… and over. We love you and we appreciate you! And that’s no joke.

Peace, Love & Every Single Good Thing,
Pops (Tom Kimmel), Willy (Don Henry) and Sister (Sally Barris) Waymore

Waymores June 2012 Newsletter Tue, 12 Jun 2012 13:50:25 +0000 The big Summer News for the Waymores is that our long-in-the-works self-titled debut album in available NOW for our friends, fans, families and stalker types. Click HERE to check it out!

The album, which we’ll send to radio and critics later in the year, features 12 Waymores-penned originals recorded exclusively for our debut record–plus the Waymores’ take on an early Beatles classic. We recorded and produced it together, and it was mixed and mastered by four time Grammy winner Ray Kennedy.

We’re pumped, stoked, jazzed, fired up and down on our knees slapping the floor over it! We’re that excited to share it with you.

OK, more soon on Waymores plans and schemes. For now, check out the album and our TOUR DATES.

We’re also out playing solo shows, teaching writing workshops etc. with great gusto. To visit our solo sites:

Hope to play in your part of the world in the coming months. In the meantime we’re happy to be cruising on down the road in the Way-mobile… with our new new long-playing album to spin and share.

Happy June!

Pops, Sister & Willy Waymore

(AKA Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry)

Waymores Spring 2012 Newsletter Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:57:42 +0000 Wow, spring is here, and the Waymores are wrapping up a sweet 9 show run in California en route to Oklahoma and Texas for a few more dates on the way home to Nashvegas.

OK, the BIG NEWS: The Waymores album is pressed and boxed and waiting for us at home! We are pumped, stoked, jazzed, revved, geared, wound, buzzed, psyched and well-lubricated.

By the time you hear from us again we’ll have the album up and out and available lots of places. Plus we’ll have a new-look to our website and poster and… OK, no bowling shirts yet. But the sky feels like the limit.

Thanks for getting us this far. Stay tuned!

Pops Waymore
(A.K.A. Tom Kimmel)

The Waymores January 2012 Newsletter Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:04:38 +0000 Occupying a mysterious position in the Chinese Zodiac, the Waymore symbolizes character traits such as wit, imagination and determination.

A Waymore can skillfully cram many bags, cowboy hats, iPads and guitars into midsize rental cars. And Waymores love to drive amazingly long distances, stopping from time to time at “Tar-Bucks” (Target/Starbucks in Waymore-ese) for much needed refreshments.

Waymores can write songs virtually on demand with the simple use of Sharpies and napkins-or leftover food wrappings.

They don’t worry about outcomes because they simply love singing in three-part harmony.

Don’t let a Waymore’s calm appearance fool you, A Waymore will pounce when necessary, grab the nearest microphone and sing its theme song at the top of its lungs.

Hey there Waymore fans, here’s to a bright New Year, and ours is off to a great start! Why? Because we are now touring with pre-release copies of our debut CD! Yes, the Waymores’ debut CD is finally finished, and it gives us great pleasure to share our music with you. Thank you so much for coming out to our shows and demanding music to take home. We’ll have a proper champagne-bottle-smashing release soon, and we so look forward to getting it into everyone’s hands. Hallelujah!

To all of you who made donations: Thank you so much! Your CD and other extras will be arriving soon!

Our first tour of the year kicks off in beautiful Staunton, Virginia and Morganton, North Carolina. All the details are below.


Sister Waymore

Waymores Thanksgiving Newsletter Wed, 23 Nov 2011 05:55:39 +0000 Dear Waymore Friends, Fans, Families, Supporters and Hangers On,

Man are we grateful for YOU!

The Waymores (me, Sally Barris & Don Henry) just played our last tour dates for 2011. THANKS to everybody who came out and clapped, whistled, hit on us, bought CDs and books, fed us, clothed us (we love the tee shirts and ball caps!), housed us, kept the litter boxes clean, let us track mud on the rug, and didn’t complain about my non-stop chatter, Sally’s midnight oatmeal addiction or the decibel level of Don’s snoring.

And THANKS for reading our newsletters, sending us emails, tweeting about us, remembering our songs and encouraging us in so many ways… and for urging us to hurry up and finish the damn album. (Hey we did!)

Speaking of the album, IT’S IN THE CAN. At present we are spreading around some pre-release copies to friends in the biz, including former publishers, managers, suitors, admirers, friends (and enemies we’ve patched it up with), ex-wives, old boyfriends, producers, publicists and on and on… to see if there’s any kind of sensible and creative support available for us now that we have a record done that we REALLY CARE ABOUT.

(And THANKS to Ray Kennedy for his mixing and mastering prowess. He took a smoldering heap of tracks and turned them into a real record.),

Finally, though we’re done touring for 2011, catch Sally touring with December Songs all next month:
And please visit Don’s and my websites for what we’re up to as well:
Of course the Waymores will be touring throughout 2012. To take a look at where we’re now booked:

OK, more soon on when you can expect an official album release and all other things Waymore. In the meantime, on behalf of Sister Waymore (a.k.a. Sally Barris), Willy Waymore (a.k.a.. Don Henry) and myself, our hats are off to YOU and our hearts are WARM with the blessing of your kindness and enthusiasm.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pops Waymore
(a.k.a. Tom Kimmel)

Hello Waymore Nation! Thu, 08 Sep 2011 05:56:07 +0000 Waymania is in high gear!

The first round of FUNdraising caught us WAYup on our WAYbills.

Grammy winning engineer/producer, Ray “Raymore” Kennedy (Lucinda Williams / Steve Earle etc.) has mixed and mastered our debut album.


We couldn’t have done any of this without you, our beloved Waymore friends (some of you waymore than others…we’re not naming names…Michael & Tamara)

But, if you missed round one, no worries!

Now’s your time to make it up (and maybe score some WAYMORE points* in the process).

That’s right, it’s “round two” of FUNdraising!!!!!!

Sounds exciting doesn’t it?!

Well it is, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

The next funds will go to graphic design, printing, packaging, greasing palms, Chippendale dancers, wine & song….etc.

I know you want to be a part of all the love that has been bestowed upon us by generous contributors from all over the globe.

That love is way-more than any one Waymore deserves.

But since there are three of us, we need just a little bit more to get this disc spinning from your listening device through the annals of history.

We think you’ll be pleased with the results…that’s a Waymore guarantee!**

So get on the WAYtrain, if you dare, and help us raise some FUNds!

Wayliciously yours,

Pops, Sister & Willy

*Waymore points have no monetary value.

But they sound good, they’re fun to say and they can be exchanged for having tea with Sister (a thrilling nightly ritual), free philosophy from Pops (which you’re probably gonna get anyway) or snoring lessons from Willy (while you sleep.)

**The Waymores cannot be held responsible for any lack of taste by gracious contributors. Guarantee void in states where people expect their money back.

August 2011 Newsletter Thu, 04 Aug 2011 06:15:21 +0000 Willy Waymore (AKA Don Henry) is the master of insta-sleep. He asks me to take over driving, so we pull over, and I swear, he can stay awake just about long enough to get his seatbelt on. Then his curly head rolls forward on his shoulders, and for the next hour or more he’s s life-sized bobblehead doll.

And here’s a little known fact about Sister Waymore (Sally Barris): she does a KILLER Porky Pig impression! Who knew?

As for myself, each road trip is an opportunity for me to improve my erratic driving skills. Willy’s taking the positive reinforcement approach with me. “Way to stay back a few car lengths, Pops,” he’ll say. “I like the way you signaled before you changed lanes there.” Hey I’m trying!

A couple of news items:

  1. We’re starting a new round of fundraising. We are SO grateful to those of you who contributed the first time around. Your contributions are getting our debut album mixed and mastered, and I don’t know how we’d have gotten this far without you. So THANKS AGAIN.The next round of dollars will pay for design, manufacturing and that all-important promotion–especially for an act such as ours that’s being introduced to the world.
  2. We’ve got some new photos up at our website and a few new short Willy-recorded videos on our Facebook page.

BTW, now you can follow us on Twitter.

Hope our travels bring us your way soon!
Pops Waymore (AKA Tom Kimmel)