SOME STUFFS: Tom Brosseau to lay something on you all: a new album in 2014

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Tom Brosseau released four albums in the 00’s, and then he seemed to stop. Did he take a time off? Did he need time to rethink or regroup? No matter, Tom Brosseau fans, for he has returned with a brand new album, his first in five years, and it will be called Grass Punks, which you’ll get to hear in full on or around the 21st of January via Crossbill Records. I say “on or around” because you know how it is these days, the album will stream a week or two before its release, everyone will get a chance to hear it as a temptation technique towards wanting to buy it. It’s the world’s greatest listening booth, this internet is.

He has allowed the sharing of a song called “Cradle Your Device”, and what exactly is this device? Is it divine? Is it divided? Brosseau describes it this way:
I don’t think of ideas, I search for them. There’s motion. I know the more my body is stressed the more endorphins are released. This creates a natural high. When my mind is clear I can focus and stay focused longer on my thoughts, problems and the future. There’s humanity. I like to people-watch. I enjoy spotting color patterns, trends; watching interactions, hearing laughs. My inspection, then, switches to the problems of others. I am fortunate to have to depend upon public transportation. There’s plenty of walking, plenty of people, and lots of opportunity for idea plucking.

Gotta love humanity. In the words of Rick Springsteen, we all need the human touch, and I need it too. Maybe you too as well. Get in touch with the human in you again through Brosseau and his songwriting.

You may get in touch with him (but not touch him, unless he approves of it) beginning next week as he begins touring across the land of Midwest and Eastern America:
October 10… Grand Forks, ND (North Dakota Museum of Art) **
October 12… Omaha, NE (O’Leaver’s) **
October 14… Cedar Falls, IA (Cedar Valley House Concert) **
October 15… Rock Island, IL (Daytrotter)
October 16… Madison, WI (House Concert) **
October 17… Indianapolis, IN (Do317 Lounge Presented by MOKB) **
October 18… Chicago, IL (Old Town School) **/☎
October 19… Nashville TN (The Basement) **
October 21… Knoxville, TN (Live on WDVX: Blue Plate Special)
October 22… Charlotte, NC (Snug Harbor) **
October 23… Asheville, NC (The Grey Eagle) **
October 27… Brooklyn, NY (Manhattan Inn)
October 28… Hamden, CT (Outer Space)
November 1…. Burlington, VT (Radio Bean)

** w/ Sean Watkins
☎ w/ Paula Cole

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