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Tommy Botz: News

Plain Dealer April 13, 2011 - April 14, 2011

Going for his dream: After decades of self-destructive behavior, aspiring songwriter Tommy Botz is seven years sober and in the process of achieving his lifelong dream with the recent release of "Family & Friends," featuring his songs recorded by local musicians Billy Sullivan, Logan Wells and Michael Seifert.

"There were points in my life where I was going to give up, but music saved my life," said Botz, 63, a 1966 Maple Heights High School graduate. "I've been at the Ed Keating Center for seven years. Early on, I saved money up and was debating whether I should move out and get my own apartment or go for my dream, which was to record some of the 200 songs I've written through the years. Eventually, I got ahold of Michael Seifert at Ante Up Audio, gave him my vision of what I wanted to do, and he helped me get together with the musicians."

Botz, director of the Ed Keating Center's East Side office, has high hopes "Family & Friends" will make its way to Nashville and lead to an established artist cutting one of his songs.

His favorites include the Johnny Cash tribute "Train of Glory," the gospel-sounding "He's Coming Back" and the honky-tonk "Maggie."

For details on Botz, visit A Drunks Dream Comes True.

*The following is an excerpt from The Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper published April 13, 2011

Update 4-1-2011 - April 1, 2011

I just signed a Publishing Agreement with "Memories of Memphis" in Nashville for my song "Train of Glory"!

I also signed a licensing agreement with Noteborn Music in Michigan for my entire CD!

Press Release 12-2-2010 - December 2, 2010

Hey my friends, please see the press release by my new record and distribution label SavvyMuzik: (If you can not click link please copy it into the address bar of your web browser!)

I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to have my music heard by people, and I am so happy to have the support of the SavvyMuzik gang down under in Sydney.

Please see the Itunes link: or here on my website to listen to my music!

I'd like to thank you all for supporting me and my music and I hope your support will continue.

Best Regards,

God Bless,

Tommy Botz

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