Thomas Comerford is a songwriter, singer, guitar player and filmmaker in Chicago, IL.
New LP, II, out now via Strange Weather Records on digital, vinyl and cassette. Cover image by Lisa Barcy. Tracking for III has begun ... stay tuned for previews in the fall.
9/20/15 - Parachute Among Anchors: A Benefit for Eiren Caffall. Metropolis Coffee Roastery, 3057 N. Rockwell, Rear Building, 5pm, All Ages, donation. Featuring performances by Nora O'Connor, The Weepin' Willows, The Golden Horse Ranch Band, and a group featuring myself and a number of friends singing some of Eiren's favorites. Help us support our friend!
9/25/15 - Exposure@FSC #4 Featuring Thomas Comerford, Fulton Street Collective, 1821 W. Hubbard St., 530pm, All Ages, Free! With free food and drink! I will play a short acoustic set and a full set with the band for this happy hour.
11/6/15 - Thomas Comerford + Luke Redfield + Hartford/Focht, The Burlington Bar, 3425 W. Fullerton, 9pm, 21+, $8. The band and I headline Luke Redfield's Chicago tour stop. We will debut some new songs at this show.
Some press on II:
"... a time capsule from an alternate past, as though a band of 70s Nashville malcontents had learned to harness the beauty of David Bowie in his prime. This isn’t classic rock, but it feels like something classic indeed." --Chicago Reader
"... a fine craftsman, and the songs on his latest album reflect an expert tuning of words, melodies and harmonies." --Chicago Sun-Times
"... another effort worth celebrating, particularly if you're a fan of lyrically savvy troubadours like Tom Waits and Jeff Tweedy." --USA Today
"... a record full of odes to wounded romanticism accessorized with lush pedal steel guitars, string arrangements and his rich baritone." --Cleveland Plain Dealer
"... stands out from the crowd of rootsy singer-songwriters by virtue of his outrageously tuneful songwriting and instinct for the perfect arrangement." --Little Village
" ... a refreshingly unique and original take on rootsy folk-rock." --Empty Bottle
" ... dreamy textured country rock ..." --CIMMFest
"Top 10 Chicago Albums of 2014." --Red Eye
"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine
Homeroom interview for songwriter showcase on 6/12/15.
New City Film premiered a new video for the song "How To" by Jerzy Rose and Halle Butler on 1/8/15. (Below.)
Big Takeover premiered music video for "Eternal Return" by Chicago filmmaker Carolyn Faber on 9/23/14.
Chicago Mixtape featured the single "Done and Done" on 6/9/14.
Music video for "Prefer Not To" by Chicago animator Chris Sullivan premiered on USA Today's Pop Candy, 5/13/14.