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20 Years Tony Lewis & Tuff Love

1993

Release of CD “Wanted Man” under the name of “Tequila Tony & The Shooters

Band: Helmut Schöni (ps), Gianco Fucito (d), Joel Landsberg (b), Jens Krüger (g)

1994

Name change to “Tony Lewis & The Shooters

First international festivals in France, Austria and Germany

Band: Lorenzo Trottmann (ps, p) joins

1995

Release of 2. CD “Another Country”, Nashville production with Mike Chapman

New Country Project” with Rolf Raggenbass and Buddy Dee

Triumphal headline concert at Mirande Country Festival in France

Band: Turi Rensch (b) joins, Doris Ackermann and Susan Orùs occasionally join the party

1996

Beginning of the legendary “Starway” monthly concert series in Jona (SG)

Band: Tom Wilson (g) joins

1998

Release of 3. CD “Dancin’ On The Edge

Concerts in Norway, Sweden, Italy and Spain, return to Mirande (30,000 audience)

Band: Helmut Schöni (ps) re-joins

1999

Release of 4. CD “Portrait

Opening concert of 33rd Montreux Jazz Festival

2000

CH Festivals: Interlaken, Frutigen, Kreuzlingen, Klewenalp

International festivals: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, USA

Death of Helmut Schöni

Band: Lionel Wendling (ps) joins

2001

Release of 5. CD “Naked

America Unplugged” Acoustic Singer-Songwriter Festival Pfäffikon, SZ

Death of Tom Wilson

Band: Giampiero Colombo (g) joins

2002

Death of Turi Rensch

Retired the name “Shooters” and replaced it with “Tuff Love

Band: Imbi Gassmann (b) joins

2003

Over 500 concerts in 9 countries in 10 years.

2004

Sabbatical return to the US - Winemaking in New Mexico

2008

Return to Switzerland

Band: Lorenzo Trottmann (steel, piano) re-joins

2010-2013

Release “HeartLine” Nashville-produced Linedance project w/Guylaine Bourdages Concerts in Switzerland, France, Finland, Canada, Spain, USA, Germany, Italy

Band: Doug Campbell (bass), Christof Hochuli (drums), Barbara Wildberger (fiddle) join


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