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LISTEN: Tom Brosseau Shares New EP “Today Is A Bright New Day” (FILTER Premiere)

By Staff, photo by Carey Braswell on May 19, 2014

 

LISTEN: Tom Brosseau Shares New EP “Today Is A Bright New Day” (FILTER Premiere)

A folk troubadour in the most modern sense, Tom Brosseau has released his Today Is A Bright New Day EP proving that folk-rock doesn't have to follow any formula in order to be relevant. Now a certified Angeleno, the singer-songwriter honed his sound while growing up in North Dakota, but pairs his tunes with thoughtful, often anxiety-ridden lyricism that puts a new spin on the old folk-rock standard.

Brosseau, who was picked up to tour with John C. Reilly & Friends, puts his voice in the forefront of the EP as it croons lyrics covering topics spanning from society's obsession with technology to a first kiss. There's even a cover of "When The Saints Go Marching In" tossed in there. Today Is A Bright New Day delivers poignant melodies and bare-bones guitar strumming and while the songs are soothing, they're anything but stale

 

 

Today Is A Bright New Day profiles simpler melodies centered around one or two acoustic instruments. The album falls just short of the 30-minute mark, but it hardly leaves you feeling like you've left something at the check-out. It's a modest, yet welcoming offering that feels a lot like a warm embrace as you walk through the entryway. One listen in and we're already eager to knock on that door again.

 

Tom Brosseau tour dates

 

May

21 – Hollywood, CA - The Standard: Desert Nights

28 – Austin, TX - Stateside Theater*

29 – Houston, TX - Mucky Duck*

30 – Austin, TX - Stateside Theater*

31 – Dallas, TX - Poor David’s Pub*

 

June

01 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Door*

03 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*

05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room*

06 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux*

09 – Seattle, WA – Live performance on-air at KEXP 90.3 at 11:00 AM

11 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre*

12 – Vancouver, BC @ St. James Hall*

13 – Vancouver, BC @ St. James Hall*

14 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater*

15 – Chico, CA @ Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.*

16 – Napa, CA @ City Winery*

17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz*

18 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall*

19 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theater*

21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Japan America Theater*

22 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up*

23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum*

24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum*

27 – Watford City, ND @ Watford City Centennial

 

August

23 – Burlington, WI @ The Coffeehouse at Chestnut & Pine Block Party

29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ WYEP Final Friday w/ Simone Felice

 

*w/The Milk Carton Kids

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