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Tom Brosseau

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  • Born: Grand Forks, ND
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.tombrosseau.com
  • Recent Activity: 10.28.16 Two more Germany shows! Tonight - Friday, Oct. 28 - in Munich at Optimal Records. And Saturday, Oct. 29th in Schorn… https://t.co/SEOXHLdLOI
  • Tom Brosseau


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

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.


  • 10.28.16 Two more Germany shows! Tonight - Friday, Oct. 28 - in Munich at Optimal Records. And Saturday, Oct. 29th in Schorn… https://t.co/SEOXHLdLOI
  • 10.27.16 RT @maryjonesmjm: @Tombrosseau & @martharoseyeah getting ready. Tonight in Berlin - thanks @puschenrealgood https://t.co/LFuku94Opk
  • 10.27.16 RT @BreakThruRadio: Musical guest @Tombrosseau folks out in our Live Studio Today! https://t.co/QeFxcIWgdZ https://t.co/4gG7I8LQ2O
  • 10.27.16 Tom Brosseau in Germany! #KottiMonarch Berlin 27 October #OptimalRecords Munich 28 October @clubmanufaktur Schorndo… https://t.co/qZTbQAooM6
  • 10.26.16 RT @maryjonesmjm: @Tombrosseau #KottiMonarch Berlin 27 Oct #OptimalRecords Munich 28 Oct @clubmanufaktur Schorndorf 29 Oct https://t.co/mBi…
  • 10.26.16 New Tom Brosseau live video, Brooklyn NY @BTR_tv @BreakThruRadio “Nobody To Call My Own“, featuring @seancwatkins… https://t.co/Bqb2VdBrIf
  • 10.25.16 RT @BreakThruRadio: On today's video, #folk singer @Tombrosseau performs his song "Nobody to Call My Own". Catch it here: https://t.co/xnEM…
  • 10.24.16 RT @godisinthetv: Review of @Tombrosseau at @TheBasementYork - https://t.co/eDZl2HBf5A … @simongodley @PleasePleaseYou
  • 10.24.16 RT @SoundscapeMag: Live reviews and photos of @TomBrosseau at Moka East, by @NathanRoach01: https://t.co/kzhe4jEZSX
  • 10.24.16 RT @maryjonesmjm: @Tombrosseau ready for A Bar Affair @_StudioBAR Amsterdam tonight https://t.co/COAesPjVYs
  • 10.22.16 RT @maryjonesmjm: @Tombrosseau singing & telling tales @albionbeatnik Oxford tonight https://t.co/fGemxjqccf
  • 10.22.16 RT @simongodley: Review of @Tombrosseau at @TheBasementYork - https://t.co/0eJ4qj76EE @godisinthetv @PleasePleaseYou https://t.co/cTOzZL…