Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford Blood Moon Tour

It has been nearly a year since local troubadour Thomas Comerford released his latest album, Blood Moon. The album took his brand of Americana to whole new level, and this week he announced that he will be touring for the album later this Spring to celebrate its one year anniversary.

You can find all of his tour dates and can catch him for the homecoming free show at The Hungry Brain on June 28th with Marydee Reynolds.

Photo by Jim Newberry

   

Thomas Comerford "Lull" Video

Thomas Comerford has released a Lisa Barcy directed and animated video for the lead single, “Lull (Single Edit)”, from his forthcoming LP, Blood Moon.

Blood Moon will be released on June 22nd and will coincide with his performance at Hungry Brain that evening.

   

Thomas Comerford "Blood Moon" (6/22)

Thomas Comerford has completed his 3rd LP, Blood Moon, and is preparing for a June 22nd release. Comerford continues to hon his troubadour meets Americana sound on this album to beautiful results. He is joined this time by an array of local talent including Amalea Tshilds (Tallulah and Uptighty), Crystal Hartford (Dust Bunnies), John Lennox (Panoramic & True), and Azita Youssefi (Azita).

The album’s lead single is “Lull” and features acoustic bass from the talented Tatsu Aoki and percussion from Seth Vanek (Roommate).

You can help Comerford celebrate the new album on June 22nd at Hungry Brain with Quarter Mile Thunder.

   

Thomas Comerford (and band) @ Burlington

Since Thomas Comerford (Kaspar Hauser) begin his solo career, releasing two outstanding albums since 2010 (the latest being "II", via Strange Weather (2014)), he has been backed by an array of musicians. Last winter the line-up solidified in an impressive way. Accompanying Comerford in recording and performing now is drummer Kriss Bataille (Urge Overkill), singer-percussionist Beth Yates (Smog; The Pillowhammer), bassist Matty Cummings (Big Buildings; Magic Gloves), pedal steel guitarist Tom McGettrick (Mar Caribe), singer Crystal Hartford (Dust Bunnies; Hartford-Focht), and lead guitarist John Roeser (Innkeepers; Electric Airlines). This line-up will begin working on "III" this winter.

Below is a video Comerford released back in January for the track "How To" from "II" directed by Jerzy Rose and Halle Butler that we somehow missed.

You can catch Thomas Comerford with Luke Redfield and Roommate on Nov. 6th at Burlington.

   

Album of the Month: Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford has spent the last three years preparing for his second solo album, II, the follow up 2011's Archive + Spiral. The result is a thoughtful, introspective album filled folk and western sounds and themes. Most of the eight tracks are built from acoustic guitar and deep, rich vocals. The sound and style could be compared to Mike Johnson. Several tracks, "Silt and Dust", "Chrysalis", "Prefer Not To", and others, then build with twang and organic instrumentation into small southern symphonies. This is bedroom meets barroom but at times it swells into larger realms. This is most apparent in "Done and Done" with its lush full band sound.

II will be released by Strange Weather Records on June 10th.

Comerford recently released a video with the help of local animator Chris Sullivan for the track "Prefer Not To".

You can celebrate with Thomas at The Burlington Bar on June 12th with Mar Caribe and Angela James.