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Tom Brosseau

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Grand Forks, ND, native Tom Brosseau grew up with music, listening to Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, Pablo Casals, and Leadbelly, with a bluegrass-playing grandmother who taught him the guitar and a grandfather who had a band and a large record collection. After graduating from the University of North Dakota, Brosseau enrolled in music school but dropped out after only a few weeks, feeling that music theory classes took the fun out of playing. Instead, he started performing at open mic nights around Grand Forks, and eventually moved to San Diego, CA, where he was introduced to musician Gregory Page, who ended up recording and producing much of Brosseau's early material. Brosseau's first album, North Dakota, came out in 2002, followed by 2004's Late Night at Largo, recorded after-hours at a club in Los Angeles (to where he had moved) at which he frequently played. The next year, Loveless Records issued What I Mean to Say Is Goodbye, followed in 2006 by Tom Brosseau, a re-release of older material. Continuing with that same idea, that same year Brosseau, with help from the British Fat Cat label, released Empty Houses Are Lonely, whose songs were pulled from three of his previous records. In 2007, Brosseau released Grand Forks, and album inspired by the flood that hit his hometown in 1997. That same year he released the spare Cavalier. Brosseau returned in 2009 with Posthumous Success which featured more of his signature indie folk, this time fleshed out with various instruments for a more indie rock sound.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
09.29.16 Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3 New York, NY US
10.19.16 Eagle Inn Salford, UK
10.20.16 City Screen Basement York, Yor UK


  • 09.29.16 RT @DyinR: But a month away! @Tombrosseau https://t.co/7UX0Zqf5nr
  • 09.29.16 NYC! @seancwatkins and I will be performing North Dakota Impressions tonight @RockwoodNYC, 8:30pm showtime. Tickets… https://t.co/tBpaZ9EeXA
  • 09.29.16 RT @RockwoodNYC: Tonight at #Rockwood 3: @freedyjohnston at 7, @Tombrosseau w/ @seancwatkins at 8:30, @mark_wilkinson at 10! Tix: https://t…
  • 09.29.16 I will be looking out for you!@jackiemendoza__
  • 09.29.16 RT @atsinha: Enjoying the trend of excellent evenings going into autumn to keep me inspired and blissful. 🍁🍃🍂 @tinydesk @Tombrosseau @seanc…
  • 09.28.16 RT @nprmusic: In 30 minutes, watch a "Tiny House Concert" with @Tombrosseau & @seancwatkins. Follow us on Facebook to see it. https://t.co/…
  • 09.27.16 RT @MAGNETMagazine: On tour Oct/Nov: @Tombrosseau (@xbillrecords) Read our review of great new LP: https://t.co/K8g2N4yfeD https://t.co/ppa…
  • 09.27.16 RT @seancwatkins: Lovely DC area folks! @Tombrosseau and I are doing a special show together tomorrow in DC. Here's the info! https://t.co/…
  • 09.27.16 My pal @seancwatkins & I will be playing a special show tomorrow - Sept. 28th - in Washington D.C. More info here… https://t.co/8Sake3I7Ow
  • 09.26.16 RT @MAGNETMagazine: Essential New Music: Tom Brousseau’s “North Dakota Impressions”: Tom Brosseau’s unique tenor is instantly rec... https:…
  • 09.26.16 RT @MAGNETMagazine: Featured in issue #135 of MAGNET: @Tombrosseau (@xbillrecords) Order your copy here: https://t.co/8oWA5QBt2q https://t.…
  • 09.25.16 RT @Gouldzilla_PR: Out now, new @acousticmag with @Tombrosseau interview. UK tour kicks off 13/10. Full dates via: https://t.co/Nmt33Jvk3F…