Hello everyone, 2020 has been a very difficult year. But, with a lot of sacrifice, determination and effort from our friends, family, frontline responders and healthcare workers, we pulled through. Vaccinations are underway. Hopefully, we can find some sense of normalcy in 2021. It is amazing what we as individuals, and a nation can accomplish when we put our minds and resources together to solve our problems.
COVID-19 has taken its toll on everyone. Emotionally, psychologically, financially and the list goes on. Our environment has also suffered as we have sanitized and disposed of so many items related to COVID-19. I’m looking forward to focusing on a more safe and sustainable future. Frankly, I can’t wait to ‘Hug’ all of my family, friends and fans.
It will be nice to bring more music into ours lives, as it soothes the soul. I’ve used my unemployed spare time adding new songs to my repertoire, while Mac’s accompaniment has been updated as well. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone who enjoys the music, singing along and seeing me perform. Check the event calendar for the latest updates. See you out there…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and most live events being cancelled, I will be working primarily at home creating new works. Hopefully, 2021 will be a better year for everyone. Here’s wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday season.
I would like to thank Jonathan Perry and all the staff at the Newport Playhouse for hosting Dan Weber, Caroline Cotter and I in September’s Newport to Nashville show. It was a fun evening filled with great music, food, drink, and lots of laughs. Sharing songs in the round, singing original music with talented folks like Dan Weber and Caroline Cotter, was a privilege.
Newport to Nashville (Newports first listening room) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing space for musicians and fans to enjoy music. Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant is a wonderful place to see upcoming talent in an intimate setting.
Newport to Nashville is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing space for musicians and fans to enjoy music.
Please join me at The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, transformed into a Nashville style listening room. I will be one of three artists playing original music for an evening of live acoustic music in an intimate setting.
Want to hear a fun new tune written by Tom, but sung by his niece Shannon Hynes, and animated by Jill Hynes. It’s all in the family… a little off the beaten path, but quite humorous. Please give it a listen… or a watch!
Come check out the 31st annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, August 2-4, 2019, with new artist performances on the Lounge stage August 1. Falcon Ridge Folk Festival is a three day community of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires on Dodds Farm, Hillsdale, NY. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family. Come enjoy the music, the dance, the food and the scenery!
Folk Alley is listener supported streaming music bringing, bluegrass, Americana, singer/songwriter, acoustic and world styles to music lovers around the globe. New artist can upload their songs to Folk Alley’s Open Mic to share with Folk Alley listeners. Sign-up is free at folk alley.com. Folk Alley relies on donations and sponsorships to fund the website.
Another year in the studio writing, recording and producing has resulted in my 6th CD titled ‘Drifting’, a compilation of catchy, humorous, relatable songs, along the lines of James Taylor, America and Paul Simon. The title cut, ‘Drifting’, is an warm hearted reflection of life. ‘I’m Coming Home’ is a feel good tune on coming home after being away for some time. And, ‘Bag of Bones’ is a ‘tongue in cheek’ look at the getting older. If you love acoustic music, you will enjoy this CD.
‘Wine Time’, my 5th CD, has an upbeat jazz flavor for an upbeat mood. Included on ‘Wine Time’ are several Rhode Island artists who are known for their energetic artistic nature, versatility, and command of their instruments. Rhode Island artist Celia Gomes and I co-wrote the song, ‘Young Man’. Listen, as Celia’s beautiful sultry voice takes you through this fantasy. Celia and I also sing a duet on ‘Just Memories Now’, a Big Band era tribute song. Special thanks to Shannon Hynes for background vocals on ‘There’s a Melody’, ‘Be Mine All Mine’, and ‘Olive In The House’. Paula Clare, thank you for your nice vocal work on ‘Hynesight Shuffle’. And to long time friend, Mike Rand, who played the harmonica on ‘Pelican Bay Blues’… much appreciated!
Celia Gomes and I co-wrote the songs on Celia’s premiere CD, ‘Take Me As I Am’. We had oodles of fun and a lot of laughs working together, bouncing ideas off of each other, and co-writing songs. ‘Take Me As I Am’, was recorded and produced in my studio in the winter of 2014. Celia has a wonderful voice with a jazz flair. Enjoy!