Tom McBride

Tom McBride

Country Jeb Boynton, Levi Levitt

Sun, February 10, 2013

8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Tom McBride
Tom McBride
On Tom McBride’s award winning third album, 'Morning in Glen Burnie', the Boston-born, now Nashville based songwriter, weaves stories about love and loss, commitment, and the circle of fatherhood through a gorgeously laid-back, 12 song Americana-inspired album. McBride's vocal talents are in full display, as well as the smooth, backing band of some of Boston's finest musicians, as he eases between the soaring melodies of blue-eyed soul in "Julia" to the more restrained folk-country ballads "Take Her Somewhere" and "She Knows". To rustle up inspiration for this album, McBride dug deep into his record collection.

“I was trying to identify those songs that I loved as a child and still enjoy now,” he explains. “I looked backwards a little bit and dug deeper into some older folk, pop, and country songs by artists like Roy Orbison, Buck Owens, and George Jones. I was challenging myself to simplify my writing, to really dig into more traditional forms and melodies.”

“Put really simply,” he sums up, “I just tried to write good songs.”

The result is a classic-sounding album deep with melody and tightly crafted refrains that splits the difference between all of McBride’s influences, from the country sway of the Mavericks to the crooning pop of Sam Cooke. Mixed by Grammy-award winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Ray Lamontagne, Bonnie Raitt) the album has already begun gathering its own buzz, too, with the Mid-Atlantic Songwriters Association awarding its prestigious Gold Prize to the album’s first track, “But I Don’t Care” and McBride being announced as a finalist in American Songwriter Magazine and Martin Guitar's 2012 national contest "The Pub Deal".
Country Jeb Boynton
Country Jeb Boynton
Singer-Songwriter Country Jeb Boynton and his Band are turning heads and garnering accolades everywhere they perform these days. Americana, Alt-Country, rocks into the sweet Pedal Steel sounds of 'Cosmic Steel' player Kerry Johnson, set in motion by Bassist Jeremy Jordan and with Percussionist Steve Bulifant, churning out his Hot-Rod drum grooves.
Levi Levitt
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/