Tom Smith
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There are two Tom Smiths in the folk music world. One is a guitar wizard, with slow, soulful ballads.

This is the other guy.

The only recording artist to appear on both NPR's Sound and Spirit and The Dr. Demento Show, Tom Smith is Weird Al Yankovic with a bigger book collection. Or maybe Jonathan Coulton with way more jokes... and also the lyrical complexity of Ashman and Sondheim, the vocal fireworks of Meat Loaf, the comedic timing of Robin Williams, and the dynamic physique of the Skipper from Gilligan's Island. No one alive combines the musical chops, the bizarre yet somehow plausible premises, the catchy tunes, and the barrage of godawful puns that Tom brings to the table. And no one is likelier to break your heart with one song, your head with the next, and your funny bone with the one after that.

If you think you're ready for a one-man blast of high-energy folk rock, science fiction and fantasy, popular culture, progressive politics, cartoon voices, comedy, passion, romance, adventure, unbelievably bad puns, and the occasional recipe, all wrapped up into a show you will never forget, catch Tom Smith live.

  • Members:
    Me, my guitar, and my computer
  • Sounds Like:
    Jonathan Coulton, Christine Lavin, Uncle Bonsai, Weird Al Yankovic, Meat Loaf
  • Influences:
    Christine Lavin, Andrew Ratshin, Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel, Ashman & Menken
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  • Profile Last Updated:
    08/16/23 07:01:38

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