“California-based troubadour Tom Freund sings of skate-boarding kids, impending doom and Happy Days lunch boxes….” – NPR WEEKEND EDITION
“Tom Freund is indeed one of the great singer-songwriters. He constructs a unique world, defines it, and then burns it to the ground. Truly unique and absolutely brilliant.” –All Music Guide
Featuring: Kevin Bents/Keys (Steely Dan, Jewel) and Konrad Meissner/Drums (The Silos, Matt Nathanson)
It’s the effortless ease with which he delivers conversational lyrics and mellifluous melodies a natural magic that is the heart of Tom Freund’s music. Though he’s well-schooled and widely-traveled in a variety of genres, Freund is ultimately, a singer-songwriter with his own singularly distinctive and engaging voice.
Freund’s disc “Two Moons” on Surf Road Records, finds the Los Angeles-based Freund in a contemplative mood, where swirls of nostalgia blend with sharp-eyed views of life today. Drawing on many roots sources for an urbane Americana sound, he’s inspired by a lot of old Squeeze music, mixing trippy keyboards and old-school synths to flesh out tracks.
Freund spent the mid-’90s touring with the indie rock cult faves THE SILOS and has been releasing solo albums since 1998. Tom has alternated between recording and touring behind his own discs, playing upright bass, electric bass guitar, and mandolin with British pub-rock great Graham Parker and rising groove-soul sensation Brett Dennen. You’ll hear him in tracks on pop star Mandy Moore’s 2007 disc “Wild Hope”, spot him playing with Parker and the Rumour in the Judd Apatow film, “This Is 40” and featured on the hit TV show “Parenthood” and the Pamela Adlon show “Better Things”
“Cakewalk Into Town” with Ben Harper:
OPENER: Lorkin O’Reilly
He may call Hudson home, but Lorkin O’Reilly’s music exudes the Scottish terrain
from whence he recently came with naught but a guitar on his back, a head full of song,
and hands schooled in UK folk avatars John Martyn and Nick Drake.