TOM BROSSEAU

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“The title comes from a page in the long-forgotten Delmore Brothers autobiography, Truth Is Stranger Than Publicity. In it Alton Delmore writes about J.L. ‘Joe’ Frank, one of the first big-time country music promoters and managers in Nashville, and specifically how he wore his hat ‘with a perfect abandon.’ In the Delmore book there are no photos of Joe and his hat, so you must use your imagination. Me? I envision the crown of the hat to be pushed way back on the head, so that the peak of the hat is up beyond the hairline, exposing the forehead, the facial features, like James Dean in Giant. While the hat may appear to be getting away, it never fails. A person in this fashion could be perceived to be without restraint. Life is not a care, life is not a worry.”


Tom Brosseau‘s new full-length album “Perfect Abandon” is due out on March 3rd via Crossbill Records / Tin Angel Records.  It was produced, engineered and recorded in Bristol, England by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Peggy Sue) and Ali Chant, features a 2-piece drum kit, double bass and Stratocaster guitar.





LISTEN more :: NPR “Feet On The Coast, Mind On The Prairie: Tom Brosseau’s Rootless Sound”



John Reilly & Friends: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

John Reilly with Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark (Lavender Diamond, The Living Sisters), Andru Bemis (banjo and fiddle), and Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg (upright bass).
February 03, 2015


Set List
“It’s Never Too Late” 0:00
“Wayward Traveler” 3:40
“Rock Of Ages” 9:12
“Blues Stay Away From Me” 3:13




released 06 January 2015



Andru Bemis: Nobody to Keep Me Down

“This is a short documentary I made for school. In early November of 2014 I went to South Haven, Michigan to profile Andru Bemis. He has been a musician for most of his life, releasing several folk albums and touring the US and Mexico. But Andru has also been running a music and arts community center called Foundry Hall for the last seven years in his hometown. The building that Foundry Hall has occupied during that time had been donated for it’s use while the owner determined whether to keep or sell the building. I went to Michigan to learn more about Andru and Foundry Hall.”

Photo by Victoria VanBruinisse


Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota, currently resides in Los Angeles, California. “Grass Punks” is his first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date, available from Crossbill Records USA / Tin Angel Records UK.





Recorded 2011-2012, it is comprised of 9 tracks and was produced by Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek/ Fiction Family/ Watkins Family Hour).