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Hello, I'm Thomas Comerford, songwriter, singer, guitarist, filmmaker in Chicago, IL.

My newest LP, Blood Moon is OUT NOW! Stream the record below or at bandcamp, where you can also order vinyl or digital download. Vinyl is also available at most Chicago-area record shops. To stream/purchase other releases, click on the MUSIC tab.

Upcoming Shows:

4/26/19 - Thomas Comerford Trio, Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W 17th St, 530pm, 21+ (Family Friendly), Free. I will play 3 sets accompanied by Kip Rainey (guitar, voice) and Tommy McGettrick (pedal steel guitar).

Blood Moon Tour. I will be accompanied by Crystal Hartford (Hartford-Focht) on voice; Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band) on electric guitar and bass guitar; and Erik Sowa on drum kit and percussion. If you are in or near our path, come out!

6/20/19 - Casa Nueva, Athens, OH w/Ben Davis Jr. and Found Films by Jeremy Bessoff

6/21/19 - The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC w/Billy Sugarfix

6/22/19 - House Show, Washington, DC w/Laura Tsaggaris

6/23/19 - Rockwood Music Hall, New York, NY w/Emma Jayne

6/24/19 - Sign of the Wagon, York, PA w/Viking Moses and Ronn Benway

6/25/19 - The Range, Ithaca, NY w/Mary Lorson and Films by John Scott and Karen Rodriguez

6/26/19 - The Happy Dog, Cleveland, OH w/Doug McKean and Grand Trine

6/27/19 - Grow Your Farmers Market, Virtue Cider, Fennville, MI

6/28/19 - The Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL w/Marydee Reynolds

Some press on Blood Moon:

"Notable new release." --No Depression

"Worth the 4-year wait ... The music conveys an attractively loose sensibility, yet every note feels carefully placed." --Chicago Reader

"Adds plenty of new stylistic wrinkles to the homespun, Wilco-esque alt-country of his 2014 II and 2011 Archive + Spiral" --Big Takeover

"Reminiscent of Jeff Tweedy’s lyrical style, Leonard Cohen’s vocal technique, and Josh Ritter’s honest relaying of stories ..." --Chicago Maroon

"A cosmopolitan blend of American and British folk." --Little Village

"Troubadour meets Americana ..." --Deli Magazine

Esthetic Lens Interview, 11/19/17

Big Takeover premiered music video for "Lull" (Single Edit) by Chicago filmmaker Lisa Barcy on 6/6/18

Some press on II (2014):

"... a time capsule from an alternate past, as though a band of 70s Nashville malcontents had learned to harness the beauty of David Bowie in his prime. This isn’t classic rock, but it feels like something classic indeed." --Chicago Reader

"... a fine craftsman, and the songs on his latest album reflect an expert tuning of words, melodies and harmonies." --Chicago Sun-Times

"... another effort worth celebrating, particularly if you're a fan of lyrically savvy troubadours like Tom Waits and Jeff Tweedy." --USA Today

"... a record full of odes to wounded romanticism accessorized with lush pedal steel guitars, string arrangements and his rich baritone." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

"... stands out from the crowd of rootsy singer-songwriters by virtue of his outrageously tuneful songwriting and instinct for the perfect arrangement." --Little Village

" ... a refreshingly unique and original take on rootsy folk-rock." --Empty Bottle

" ... dreamy textured country rock ..." --CIMMFest

"Top 10 Chicago Albums of 2014." --Red Eye

"Album of the Month, June 2014." --Deli Magazine

Homeroom interview for songwriter showcase on 6/12/15.

New City Film premiered a new video for the song "How To" by Jerzy Rose and Halle Butler on 1/8/15. (Below.)

Big Takeover premiered music video for "Eternal Return" by Chicago filmmaker Carolyn Faber on 9/23/14.

Chicago Mixtape featured the single "Done and Done" on 6/9/14.

Music video for "Prefer Not To" by Chicago animator Chris Sullivan premiered on USA Today's Pop Candy, 5/13/14.

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