Tommy Alverson. Photo by Jeff Prince

By a stroke of good luck, Tommy Alverson was almost poisoned to death.

     Alverson, wife Amy Alverson, and their two young kids –– daughter Piper and son Willie –– drove their motor home to College Station on Oct 14 for a show. After Alverson’s gig that night, they bedded down in the RV in a pretty meadow surrounded by trees. It had been a great trip.

     But then Piper and Willie complained about not feeling well. Piper, in particular, was insistent that something felt wrong. Her insistence might have saved all of their lives.

(SMTX)FTW-300x250-NOV17a recent edition of Toast & Jam, a video series hosted by Weekly associate editor Jeff Prince, which ends with their singing “Take These Chains from My Heart” by Hank Williams.

     Alverson’s first post-recovery gig with his band is Fri, Jan 12, at Lil’ Red’s Longhorn Saloon (121 W Exchange Av, 817-740-0078) in the Stockyards.