At the age of 12, Tommy was already on the road to stardom. His brother Bob Stinson put a bass in his hands to keep him out of trouble and “voilà!”
The Replacements were formed in 1979, inadvertently joining the punk circuit and sharing the bill with bands like Black Flag and X. They blazed a trail throughout the 80s, helping to pave the road for future indie bands and do-it-your-selfers in the music biz. After cutting a few albums for Twin Tone Records, they were signed to Sire Records by Seymore Stein in 1985, eventually calling it quits in 1991.
Tommy has remained a permanent fixture ever since, fronting his own bands Bash & Pop and Perfect, even joining Soul Asylum for a brief stint. He also served as a longtime member of Guns N’ Roses from 1998-2014 before reuniting with Paul Westerberg for a successful Replacements reunion tour.
His latest project, Cowboys in the Campfire is a 3 piece band comprised of Tommy Stinson on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Chip Roberts on electric guitar and slide and Chops La Conte on upright bass and background vocals.
The Cowboys are currently touring in support of their newly released debut LP “Wronger”, available on all streaming outlets. You can buy the vinyl and cd from TommyStinson.com as well as limited edition bundles, which include the vinyl, shirt, tote bag & promo items.