Tom Gavin

Tom Gavin

 New York City, New York, USA
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Tom Gavin is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and quasi-multi-instrumentalist--not necessarily in that order. His music follows it's own logic, roving from moody, introspective murmurings to brash swells of clanging chords and keening vocals, usually within the same song.

Biography

Tom Gavin is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and quasi-multi-instrumentalist--not necessarily in that order. His music follows it's own logic, roving from moody, introspective murmurings to brash swells of clanging chords and keening vocals, usually within the same song. Gavin performs regularly with a number of original groups, playing guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, and whatever else is nearby, but his most particular ideas come out in his own band, which includes long-time friends and co-conspirators Chris Moore on drums and Gary Langol on upright bass. His newest album, Free As An Arrow, is now available.

Tom's other current musical efforts include a long-standing stint as guitarist with Irish-Americana singer/songwriter Erin O'Hara, and a similarly long and colorful job as banjo strangler for avant-theater composer Amy Kohn. He is also the bassist for the collapsing-universe pop of Pete Galub and the Annuals, co-guitarist with (ex-Negative Approach) Chris Moore for the expansive chamber folk of Moore and Sons, fretted-instrument juggler for the earthy dirges of Ro Agents, and guitarist for Ex-Mendoza Line singer/songwriter Shannon McArdle.

Discography

self-released CDs: Free As An Arrow (2011), Into the Weeds (2007), Fallout (2005), Poison the Cork (2002), Cheap and Easy Bait (2001), True Agnostics (2000).

Set List

A typical set is roughly 10 original songs, often new material mixed with selections from the released albums. Set time is generally 45 minutes--no costume changes.