Thomas Comerford is a songwriter, singer, guitar player and filmmaker in Chicago, IL.
My latest solo LP, II, is out now via Strange Weather Records on digital, vinyl and cassette. Cover image by Lisa Barcy. Tracking for III is well underway ... stay tuned for a few song previews in early 2017 ... Kaspar Hauser issued an LP entitled Last Ghosts on 9/02/2016 ... you can stream and order through the bandcamp link.
3/4/17 - Eleanore and the Timekeeper Screening, The Nightingale, 1084 N Milwaukee Ave, 7pm, All Ages, $7 - $10 Suggested Donation. I will open up this screening and fundraiser as a duo with Beth Yates. Eleanore and the Timekeeper is an excellent documentary by Chicago filmmaker Daniéle Wilmouth. All proceeds benefit Arts of Life, a Chicago based organization serving disabled artists by providing studios, classes and opportunities for growth.
3/30/17 - Letherbee Presents: Thomas Comerford + Glass Mountain, LetherB+B, 3660 W Wrightwood Ave, 8pm, 21+, $20. This small private show will feature (mostly) acoustic sets by the amazing Glass Mountain (opening) and myself as a trio with Beth Yates and Tom McGettrick. Advance ticket purchase required -- admission includes all-you-can-drink Letherbee coctails! Advance Tix Here
For the Families and Friends Matinee Series which I book and host at Township, 2200 N California, all ages, FREE:
3/26/17 - Bobby, Holly and the Ricketts + Jessica Risker, noon
4/30/17 - James Davis' Hands-on Jazz, noon
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.