TOM HITT

TOM HITT

 Fairview, Pennsylvania, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Tom Hitt Music
An innovative songwriter and performer, Tom creates music because he’s enamored with the world around him. He observes myriad circumstances with a sense of whimsical wonder and a bit of social commentary.

Biography

Tom followed in his older brother's footsteps and became a musician. Earning a degree in music education from WVU with an emphasis in percussion he began his teaching career. Tom has been writing and performing for over 25 years. He now writes, performs and records full time.

Tom Hitt Music
An innovative songwriter and performer, Tom creates music because he’s enamored with the world around him. He observes myriad circumstances with a sense of whimsical wonder and a bit of social commentary.

DISCOGRAPHY
GLIMPSES - the debut CD by Tom Hitt, 2010 (ASCAP)
SCRIBE AND JESTER - July 2011 (ASCAP)

"4 OUT OF 5 STARS! "Many catchy, fun, and thoughtful tracks populate the album. Overall a pleasantly fun album that captures the talent of a great song crafter." (Review of the CD 'Scribe And Jester')"
- Ben Speggen, Erie Reader, Vol. 1, No. 23 (Nov 16, 2011)

“For those of you unfamiliar with Tom Hitt, he is a writer and musician like no other. He's a man of serious thought and fearless humor, and incorporates both into his music. He creates a different mood for nearly every song, from simple guitar and vocal productions to orchestras of musical obscurity, each capturing the idea like nothing else could."
- Tommy Link, Tommy Link Music Blog

“Tom Hitt is a tremendous troubadour. The man knows how to write a great song, put on a great show, and be a stand-up kind of guy on and off the stage”. Tommy Link, singer/songwriter

“A great songwriter, and a tremendously talented musician". Deb Bartle, freelance writer

INSTRUMENTS include prepared guitar, vocal, melodica, bulbul tarang, toy piano.
Debut CD contains songs about stories ripped from the headlines. Tom's music is eclectic but wheelchair accessible.

Music is available for perusal at http://reverbnation.com/tomhitt

Lyrics

Elizabeth Off And On

Written By: Tom Hitt

Elizabeth Off And On
words and music by Tom Hitt ©2011

A perfect stranger asked me
in his perfect stranger tone
How the world was treating me
yeah, how my life is goin', I said:

I haven't been to Germany
I never been to Rome
I haven't seen that many things
outside my little home

Walkin' through the neighborhoods
of tiny little towns
Not too many men in black tie,
ladies in their gowns (but I)

I've been seeing someone
charming and fun
You may not believe it I've been
seeing Queen Elizabeth off and on

So my perfect friend went on
to say "Hey! That's good for you!
She sounds like just the thing
when things are tough to get you through
(and I said)

Yeah she's seen some heartache,
and she's seen a little war
But she always seems to land on top,
she always knows the score

I've been seeing someone
charming and fun
You may not believe it I've been
seeing Queen Elizabeth off and on

And there's a moral to the story
that I never can disclose
So I left that perfect stranger
in the dark with what he knows

I've been seeing someone
charming and fun
You may not believe it I've been
seeing Queen Elizabeth off and on

Just Bend

Written By: Tom Hitt

Just Bend
words and music by Tom Hitt ©2011 ASCAP

It's never easy meeting people half-way
What would please me, bring to me your sad day

Never ending - I will lift your sorrow
So attending, you help me tomorrow

So I bend, then you bend, we don't break - Just Bend

Like a willow changing with the season
Winds that billow call for quiet reason

All the nations rising in their powers
Hold their stations- seconds change to hours
And they bend, so we bend, we don't break - Just Bend

So you bend, and I bend, we don't break - Just Bend

Discography

SCRIBE AND JESTER - June 2011
GLIMPSES - the debut CD by Tom Hitt, 2010

Set List

Set lists vary based on the venue and how much rotten fruit the audience has snuck in. The most requested original songs are; HIP TOWN, ELIZABETH OFF AND ON, JUST BEND, SUPERHERO KID, HANNA, LICK MY WOUNDS, I NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY.

I also play cover songs by Paul Simon, The Beatles, Cheap Trick, Don McLean, John Prine, The Eagles, Warren Zevon, The Moody Blues and others.