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

My latest solo LP, II, is out now via Strange Weather Records on digital, vinyl and cassette. (Cassette and vinyl almost sold out, so grab 'm while you can.) Cover image by Lisa Barcy. Tracking for *two* new solo LPs is well underway with a number of players in Chicago. One of these LPs, Blood Moon is tentatively slated for release in spring 2018 ... Kaspar Hauser issued an LP entitled Last Ghosts on 9/02/2016 ... stream and order through the bandcamp link.

 

Upcoming Shows:

1/10/18 - Stars Align: Thomas Comerford + Julie Meckler, The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee, 930pm, 21+, Free. Julie Meckler and I will each play a set of music and collaborate with each other over the course of the evening. Accompanying me will be Kip Rainey (Golden Horse Ranch Band, The Mountainaires) and Tom McGettrick (Mar Caribe, Jon Langford).

1/14/18 - Phil Angotti with Alyssa Martinez, Dan Ingenthron and Thomas Comerford Play The Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper,' Reclaimed Bar, 3655 N Western Ave, 12pm, All Ages, Free, *Table reservations may be required*

2/8/18 - Songwriters' Showcase, Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W 17th St, 4pm, All Ages, Free. I will premiere a new song on a theme to be named for this new series. More info to come!

For the monthly residency at the Friendly Tap, 6733 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, 9pm, 21+, FREE, 2 sets --- appearing as Thomas Comerford & Friends:

1/25/18 - w/Thomas Comerford Band (Kriss Bataille, Matthew Cummings, John Roeser, Beth Yates).

2/22/18 - TBA

The monthly Families and Friends Matinee Series which I book and host at Township, is currently inactive due to Township's closure. Stay tuned for more information!

Some press on II:

"... 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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