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Tom Catmull

November 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Tom Catmull is a songwriter(transplanted Texan) based out of Missoula, MT. He likes very much what he does. This includes telling stories, making acoustic and electric guitar sounds and then using them to wrap words around a melody. He also likes singing quite a bit. Most of the songs he sings are technically his, but they all pull/borrow/steal shamelessly from the traditions of country, blues, folk and pop music. He also likes words. The harmonica is mostly just for flavor and to help us both pass the time. Pause for a moment here. Close your eyes. Are they closed? Ok, now continue reading. Imagine John Gorka trying to impress the late Townes Van Zandt over a Rueben sandwich in a brewery. The town is Wallace, Idaho. They are both dressed appropriately for the early spring weather and seem in good spirits. The pitcher between them is mostly empty, save the last half glass that each of them knows might put an end to the evening. The leader of the band that is wailing in the corner forgot to pack the groups’ “lucky tip jar”. Again. The rhythm section is slightly annoyed, but mostly just disappointed. The song they are playing(almost rehearsing, it seems) is about a hobo who’s madly in love with the framed sketch of a movie star actress he carries around in his duffle bag. The sketch is in the duffle bag, not the actress. Wait a second. Did that thing just move?


November 29, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm