I love music. All shapes, sizes, colors, styles and sounds. It always amazes me how universal it is. I know that sounds a bit cliché, because it is. However, music is the one element of life that can speak volumes to a diverse crowd of people and everyone will understand. That is the beauty of it.
As I'm writing this post, the background is being filled with tracks from Tom McBride's second full-length album, Morning in Glen Burnie. I must admit, there are a few songs that captured my attention, a few that put me at ease and some that made my feet start tapping. Take a listen to this title track to judge for yourself:
With an eye on the classics, McBride wrote the songs that eventually became Morning in Glen Burnie, a modern album steeped in an old-school blend of Americana, blues, soul and pop/rock. Many of the songs were inspired by Nashville, the town where he launched his music career in the early 2000s and where he returned this past winter. McBride recorded Morning in Glen Burnie closer to his hometown, though, setting up shop just outside of Boston. Another Boston native, Kimon Kirk (Grant-Lee Phillips, Aimee Mann), signed on as producer.
In between recording, McBride has also been touring consistently across the East coast and throughout the states. He has logged over 250 shows across the country over the past few years, in addition to his performances at CMJ, Folk Alliance & SXSW, and has recently shared the stage with notable acts such as Dawes, William Elliot Whitmore, Kingsley Flood, Futurebirds, Charlie Mars, Ellis Paul, & Eli 'Paperboy' Reed among others.
Not bad, huh?!
If you enjoyed the song above, you can stream the entire album here.
Even better, see Tom McBride perform live. Date night? Girl time? Love live music?
Rams Head on Stage
Tom McBride with Will Daily & Bleu
September 16 - 7:30pm
Purchase tickets here.
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There was no compensation for writing this post. I was provided the opportunity to giveaway tickets to a reader thanks to The Press House. The opinions and views are my own.