Tom Hood & The Trailmen

Tom Hood & The Trailmen

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

3 years...3 cds...countless gigs... Tom Hood and The Trailmen blend folk, blues, country western, south of the border and island audio images with a solid classic rock backbone.

Biography

Tom Hood and The Trailmen announce the official release of their 3rd CD "Git Outta Town". You will discover new tunes and new musicians in the mix including Alex Sarkis on Drums, Phil Bland on Bass and special guest appearances by Tony Fig, Todd Grossman and Heidi Adler. John Brzoza returns on Lead Guitar and Paul Gilmore and Rodney Harris are back on 3 tracks handling Bass and Drums.

"Git Outta Town" was recorded in the fall in NY at Dare Studios and mixed and mastered with Tony Rockliff Productions in Florida. Band leader, Tom Hood, wrote the 9 songs and listeners will hear an expansion of musical tastes and directions.... "Hand on the Bible" has a southern rock/gospel feel with soaring double guitar solos. "Love in the Garden" uses a rock/jazz edge with Hendrix overtones to talk about a torn relationship. "Billboard for Beer" is a kicking country swing tune that will fill the dance floor with two steppers. "Face of America" has a Dylan story style and reflects on the USA today. "Freight Train" is a Kinks meets Weaser rocker. "Fool's Gold" tells the story of a man chasing the elusive dream of stricking it rich... only to discover he has struck out. "Tiny Tim Blues" features Hood on Ukulele and Harmonica doing a tribute to Tiny Tim. "Stupid" is a ditty than we all can relate to. "Terms & Conditions" closes the cd with a rock jam about too many lawyers.

The inspiration for the Trailmen came while I was writing a song that reminded me of my youth when I would watch the singing cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. There is a hint of that western style but the band is really rooted in Americana, Blues and Rock. I have spent alot of time in the Bahamas and Mexico and wrote some of these songs while nursing a hangover or catching some fun in the sun. Tom Hood

Git Outta Town follows the well received 2009 release of Dust in your Hands and 2008s Riding into Town. The cds and songs are available at www.cdbaby.com, itunes, target, amazon and assorted online retailers for purchase.

" Dust In Your Hands" was released New Years Day 2009. This cd follows our 2008 release of "Riding into Town" . Both cds contain orginal music written by myself along with my songwriting partners Paul Carden and Lauron Lewis.

The cds and songs are available at www.cdbaby.com, itunes, target, amazon and assorted online retailers for purchase.

The Trailmen have been playing shows at assorted indoor and outdoor venues in Long Island and New York City this year and have posted several live videos on you tube and myspace..
Several songs from the new CD are in the top 10 list at www.thefreeartistnetwork.com. Various songs are being played college radio station across the US.

Many thanks to the very talented musicians who joined me in the recording studio......John Brzoza - Lead Guitar, Paul Gilmore - Bass, Tom Peterson - Drums and Joe Behar on Trumpet. New members joining me in our live shows and second CD are Rodney Harris on Drums, Caitlin Durney on Fiddle, Todd Grossman on Mandolin plus occasional guest apperances ......Together we are The Trailmen!!!

The inspiration for the Trailmen came from my love of old cowboy movies and western music. When I was a kid I would get up early on Saturday Mornings and watch Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and all the singing cowboys. I also have spent alot of time in the Bahamas and Mexico and wrote tunes while nursing a hangover or catching some fun in the sun. Once we rode into the studio to record a few songs The Trailmen wouldnt stop.!!

I hope you like the new CDs and would like to hear from you. Send emails, post comments on the music sites and come to a show.

Tom Hood

Lyrics

Pretty Senorita

Written By: Tom Hood & Paul Carden

Waiting in the plaza,
standing in the sun
Waiting for my woman,
But she never comes
Sitting in the cantina,
waiting for a sign
Drinking margaritas,
as I slowly lose my mind

Pretty Senorita ...
your young but so dark
Pretty Senorita..
why are you breaking my heart?
Pretty Senorita ...
your young but so dark
Pretty Senorita..
why are you breaking my heart?

Where have you gone my dear?
for now i fear...
that another amigo
appealed to your ego
and now he has taken your heart

Pretty Senorita ...
your young but so dark
Pretty Senorita..
why are you breaking my heart?
Pretty Senorita ...
your young but so dark
Pretty Senorita..
why are you breaking my heart?

Now my time is over
the churchbells wont ring
the longer I stay here
I realize one thing
That I was an old fool
I never stood a chance
Yes I was a blindman
looking for romance

Pretty Senorita ...
your young but so dark
Pretty Senorita..
why are you breaking my heart?
Pretty Senorita ...
your young but so dark
Pretty Senorita..
why are you breaking my heart?

No Mas No Mas

Written By: Tom Hood

I was sitting in a cantina with a Dos Equis in my hand
When a pretty Seniorita asked me to be her lovin man
The music was loud, we were drinkin fast and it all went to my head
Cause the next thing I remember was when I woke up in her bed

No Mas Tequila……..No Mas No Mas
No Mas Cervesa……No Mas No Mas
No Mas Mujeres…....No Mas No Mas
No Mas No Mas……. No Mas No Mas

She told me her name was Rita and she loved the way I danced
She said we made love all nite long ,it was the start of our romance
She said she was of legal age but I had my doubts for sure
And I swore Id never drink a drop if ever got out the door!

No Mas Tequila……..No Mas No Mas
No Mas Cervesa……No Mas No Mas
No Mas Mujeres…....No Mas No Mas
No Mas No Mas……. No Mas No Mas

Rita and I got married and we’re as happy as can be
We’ve got a load of bambinos and a casita down by the sea
Every now and then I thirst for the good old bachelor days
But I hear a voice inside my head and this is what it says…

No Mas Tequila……..No Mas No Mas
No Mas Cervesa……No Mas No Mas
No Mas Mujeres…....No Mas No Mas
No Mas No Mas……. No Mas No Mas

The Well

Written By: Tom Hood & Paul Carden

Where are you going?
Where have you been?
The hound dogs are barking
your in trouble again
What you gonna do?
When the well runs dry?
What you gonna do?
When the well runs dry?

Riding on freight trains
Your crawling thru bush yeah
Your one step ahead baby
Of the judge and the book
What you gonna do?
When the well runs dry?
What you gonna do?
When the well runs dry?

I aint done nothin wrong to you baby
but I never did nuthin right
I tried to tell you baby from the start
that Im a desparate man at heart
and in my mind you know this is just a dream
but when I wake up in the morning I got to scream.....yeaa

What you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
When the well runs dry?
When the well runs dry?
When the well runs dry?
When the well runs dry?

Riding into Town

Written By: Tom Hood & Lauron Lewis

Riding into Town
Riding into Town
Gonna shoot em down
Thats why we're Riding into Town

Theres trouble on the range
Rustlers to be found
the stampede was our loss
They're going underground
The thunder of our horses
Riding through the rain
They hear and know we're coming
They're gonna feel our pain

Riding into Town
Riding into Town
Gonna shoot em down
Thats why we're Riding into Town

Through rivers
Through valleys
'They watched as we rode
They're six guns
at midnight
left our five men cold

Thats why we're Riding into Town
Riding into Town
Gonna shoot em down
Thats why we're Riding into Town

From Abilene to Tucson
We never gave up tryin
We're following their trail
Cause our doggies are a dyin
They're headed for the border
But we're closing on them fast
In a town called Tubac
They'll meet their fate at last

Through rivers
Through valleys
'They watched as we rode
They're six guns
at midnight
left our five men cold

Thats why we're Riding into Town
Riding into Town

Discography

Get Outta Town - 2010, Dust in your Hands - 2009, Riding into Town - 2008, Love Waits for No One -2006, Ballad of The Unknown Gentlemen -2005, Aint No Kin of Mine - 2004, Way Out - 2003, A Band for All Seasons -2003, Divorced -2001, Dirty Water Dogs- 1993, Get The Picture -1992, Empty Suits - 1989

Set List

The Trailmen are currently performing material from our 3 CDs . . In addition we pull selections from my other cds and projects and have an extensive library of covers. We will tailor the performance to the audience and venue.