Tom Stahl
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Tom Stahl

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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“He makes the connection as a song writer. He's a great

storyteller, and there's a genuineness in his story.”

Mike Ryan, 101.1 FM- The River

“Stahl writes some of the wittiest and loveliest songs

you'll ever hear, and catchy melodies. Live, he is an engaging

performer with a unique vocal delivery. There is nothing

typical about Tom Stahl.”

Geoff Kelly, Artvoice

“…“Angels” would be perfect for a country, pop or light

vocal radio format. Stahl has provided Buffalo radio with the

rare opportunity to break out a national hit from a local record.”

Anthony Violanti, The Buffalo News

“He mixes thoughtful and poignant lyrics with low-key

comedy, producing a show that flows like the calm before

and after the storm. He writes jewel-like, masterful folksongs.”

The Buffalo News

“Tom Stahl, Master Of The Three-Minute Story… It takes

a lot of song for a man with a harmonica, a guitar and his voice

alone to fill a stage and keep an audience enthralled for two full sets.”

The Buffalo News

“Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields, an inventive band that

never seems to get the attention it deserves”.

Dan Herbeck, The Buffalo News

“His music is a collage of life. Some humorous, some deeply

moving, often chaotic, Stahl has captured the insanity of our

existence, and somehow, made us smile.”

Nancy Jo Eckerson, Buffalo Friends Of Folk Music

“His clear tenor conveys a wide range of emotions and takes on a

Bob Dylan quality at times… his thoughtful lyrics also at times

make a listener think of the prolific writings of Billy Joel…”

Eileen Hotho, The Sun

“Tom Stahl is one of the most recognizable names in Western New York Music.”

Buffalo Spree

- Buffalo News


"I Wanna Be Ignorant”
"The Song Is The Thing”
“Hang On”
“Shut Up And
Smell The Coffee”
“Live At The Tralf”
“Are There Angels”
2003 Single
“Most Town”
"King of the World"



In October of 94' Tom Stahl had back surgery and that forced him to quit his truck-driving career. He had a degree in Communications, but had written a song or two, and with the support (constant urging) of his wife Lou, decided to continue in that direction. Tom picked up his guitar and turned to music. In early 1995 he went to an open mike at Nietzsche's in Buffalo NY with four original songs. The organizer of the open mike, Michael Meldrum, asked Tom to come back and do a showcase in March 1995. In the Spring of that same year, he brought his best tunes out on a debut cassette entitled "I Wanna Be Ignorant". Now there's a CD bearing the same name, the same tunes and a generous helping of extra tracks to go with them. The ball started rolling from there. In 1996, Tom came out with his second CD, entitled "The Song is the Thing". Over the next three years, Tom released two more original CDs entitled "Hang On” and “Shut Up and Smell the Coffee". In 2000, Tom formed the band and they immediately began to collaborate and work on their first CD together. The CD was entitled "Nothing", and was released in 2001. In May 2002 they released, "At The Tralf" (as Tom so eloquently put it “just in time for Mother’s Day”), a set of live recordings from their December 2001 concert. Tom as a solo artist and with his band mates have opened for such acts as Joan Osborne, Sara Craig, Moxy Fruvos, Tom Cochrane, David Wilcox, America & Don McLean. Also, Tom and the Dangerfileds represented the “Sound of Buffalo” for the television show “Food Nation” with Bobby Flay. They are sure to be coming to a venue near you soon! Seven CDs later and a few more grey hairs (at least for some of the band members) the band has just released CD number 8, “King of the World.” The new CD features the unique sound of the Dangerfields, which no two people can describe the same way. They have been labeled as R&B, folk, rock, pop, rockabilly, and country. We call it "Dangerfield-esque". What everyone DOES agree upon is that this is some of the best songwriting you are likely to hear east of Eden.