Updated September 2016:
NORTH DAKOTA IMPRESSIONS
Release date: 16 September 2016
Label: Crossbill Records
Formats: CD / LP / Digital
Catalogue no.: CBR 038
“North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it.” – MOJO
North-Dakota-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter and singer Tom Brosseau is set to release his new album North Dakota Impressions, the 3rd record of a trilogy following on from Grass Punks (2014) and Perfect Abandon (2015). The trilogy visits life from a local perspective, taking the listener on a journey through time that doesn't clip along uniformly on some common interstate, but treads at its own pace on a rural route. More glances, more investigations and introspections, more light, more dark. Memories, imaginings, longings for a place, a home. North Dakota Impressions is a hopeful album.
Tom Brosseau learned to play acoustic guitar from his grandmother. As Brosseau explains: "I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook.”
He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends.
Not long after Brosseau moved to Los Angeles in 2003, he began performing at the renowned club, Largo, where he met Sara and Sean Watkins. Sean Watkins recorded both Brosseau’s much praised album Grass Punks (2014) and forthcoming album North Dakota Impressions. John Parish (PJ Harvey) produced the other album of the trilogy, Perfect Abandon (2015) with Brosseau and a 3-piece band at The Cube theater in Bristol UK, using only a single mic.
North Dakota Impressions was produced by the aforementioned Sean Watkins in Silverlake and Highland Park, Los Angeles. The album is released on 16 September 2016 via Crossbill Records on CD/LP/Digital (Catalogue number: CBR 038).
Tom Brosseau is currently touring the US and will visit the UK in October for the following dates:
13 October: One Church (w/ Kristin McClement) – BRIGHTON | 14 October: Moka East – LONDON
15 October: The Swiss Cottage Sessions, TWYFORD | 16 October: Salt Café – BRISTOL
19 October: Eagle Inn – MANCHESTER | 20 October: The Basement – YORK
21 October: Moka East – LONDON | 22 October: Albion Beatnik – OXFORD
Press contact – Hannah Gould PR: Hannahgould@hannahgoud.co.uk | 07974 000415