I just can’t get over how good Tom Brosseau is. Tom is a singer and a songwriter, a Grand Forks native whose new CD "Grand Forks" was released this week. He performed a song from it yesterday on News @5, "Plaid Lined Jacket" about homelessness. To say I was blown away would be the understatement of the week.
He’s appearing at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks tonight at 7:30. Two-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, who performs on a couple of the songs of the new CD, will be at the Empire as well. I can’t be there. I wish I could.
Tom lives in LA, but he said yesterday he didn’t spend much time there last year, he’s been touring so much. He has spent a number of weeks in Europe where his music is known and where he has a following.
Inspired by the 1997 flood, "Grand Forks" has gotten excellent reviews. His voice and his music are simply unique. I’ve known his folks forever. Tom Brosseau is the real deal.