On the Meaning of . . . Monte and Tommy Joe!

We don’t get very much on the members of Adam’s band, but here’s an entertaining video I just found with Monte Pittman and Tommy Joe Ratliff. It’s done by blogsters Juneau and Xena, who were lucky and found them in a bar and got this magical time with them.

For the complete article, go here.

Sorry I don’t have time to write more – but I wanted to let you know I’m still alive and breathing in San Diego! 🙂

Peeking out from my study,
~ Carol ~

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. It’s rare to see an interview with Monte and Tommy, so thank you. Right before the San Diego concert, I went to a restaurant and who should walk in but the two of them! They were just a few feet away from where I was sitting, but I left them alone. But, it was so cool to see them up close then and now, to actually hear an interview with the two of them…very cool. Thank you for posting this.

  2. You can tell they are totally not used to being interviewed although Monte warmed up rather quickly and obviously loves talking about guitars, such a classic story about having plastic guitars as a kid and now being a highly esteemed guitarist. Great that he mentioned his guitar teacher. Tommy is shyyyyyy…oh that makes me almost wish he was gay because Adam would just Glam Bham fall in love with him and take such good care of him……
    Xena and Juneau did a great job keeping the interview about Monte and Tommy.

  3. DellaD Glamb #39 says:

    My daughter and I were at the bar the night this interview took place and my daughter got her picture taken with Tommy! He does seem very shy and that’s probably why he doesn’t smile much — I love the rare occasion when we see Tommy smile — he’s such a cutie! And even more so when he smiles! If you ever read this, Tommy, please smile more!! A smile transforms a face!
    Oh, and Irena, I think Adam is already a little bit in love with our Tommy boy . . . . unrequited love . . oh how romantic!!! LOL!!!

  4. Glamourclamor says:

    Saw this interview on another site (yes, occasionally I am unfaithful) and thought it was very enlightening and good. Tommy defers to Monte, who has lots more experience probably, and not as self conscious. Actually thought Tommy a little tipsy? Looks like they were unwinding after a show, which Della D stated above. Don’t imagine Adam can just hang out anywhere he wants any more. Pity. Monte and Tommy have the right amount of balance. Stars, yet not mobbed. Wonder if there is a part 2 or 3 to go with part 1 ?

  5. Glamourclamor: part 2 is coming!

    • Glamourclamor says:

      Saw it on 24/7 today and Tommy is way more chatty. Monte mentioned his kids. Reviewer tried to put Monte on the spot sorta asking lots of questions about Madonna. Both Monte and Tommy stated liking being part of Adam’s GNT.

  6. Had my picture taken with Tommy in Charlotte, NC…very nice…quiet, polite and patient as they come. He was gracious to the fans. Monty also took the time to sign autographs without rushing. really cool. Tommy would linger more which was nice. Adam didn’t come out that night, but fortunately got his autograph in Raleigh, NC 8/28/10. He of course rushes a little more due to big mob potential, plus I’m sure he was a bit tired. Both shows and the signings were great guilty pleasures. i feel like a high school groupy! At least it was FUN and a great change of pace. 🙂 I love learning about Monty and Tommy! Thank you!

  7. It is really interesting to find out the background of the other band members and how they got into music, and it also helps to see them as ‘people’ rather then just members of Adam’s band, thank you so much Carol for putting this video on the site.

  8. Jane Parker says:

    How exciting to see Monte and Tommy baby in an interview!! Yes, Tommy is shy, but as he elaberates on things, he does talk more, but still does not give the interviewer eye contact. Monte warmed up very quickly. Tommy did start playing off of Monte, though. By the end of the interview, they could have kept talking for hours. I am glad that they are including them now because we want to learn all we can about ADAM’S band members, too. I hope they do one with Longenieu before he leaves!!

  9. sun-n-stars says:

    I met both Tommy and Monte in Norfolk, VA after the show. Adam had a police escort and did not stop to talk or sign autographs. I got a picture with Tommy and his autograph. He was just so sweet. It was well worth staying 3 hours after the show to meet him. He took his time with everyone who stayed; took pictures and chatted. Just love him. Monte took time out to talk about Atticus (sp) and Beatrix. They are both so down to earth and nice. Asked us to follow them on Twitter but alas I don’t have time for it all. We live so far out in the country that high speed Internet is a joke; trying to get fiber optic but that seems too futuristic as well! I would be on the computer all day waiting. I do have to work sometime! Everyone have a blessed day!

  10. “If you cant read it, you dont need glasses” hahaha ..Well, I need part 2. I noticed that Tommy looked outrageous her ..GOOD outrageous 🙂 thanks for this video.