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.
12/4/14 - Claire Corriveau (record release) + Thomas Comerford, Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark St, 8pm, All Ages, $5. For tickets, call to reserve a table in the music room: 773-929-3680. I will play a stripped down set on my acoustic, accompanied by John Roeser (guitar) and Beth Yates (vocals, percussion).
12/6/14 - "I Turn 40 Music Festival" (Angel Ledezma's Birthday), Private Party. Featuring sets by: Young Marshall, Thomas Comerford, Robbie Skye, Thee Arthur Layne, Allá and Logan Canyon. 7pm, $5 donation. If you wish to attend, click contact to request more information. Full band will include Kriss Bataille, Ed Crouse, John Roeser and Beth Yates.
Some early 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
"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine
Big Takeover premiered music video for "Eternal Return" by Chicago filmmaker Carolyn Faber on 9/23/14. (Below.)
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.