Tom Brosseau to Release His First Solo Album in Five Years
North Dakotan folk singer Tom Brosseau is gearing up to release his first solo LP in five years, Grass Punks. The album was recorded and produced by Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) in a house near highway 101 in Hollywood, California, between 2011 and 2012.
"My idea of a recording studio isn't some climate controlled facility with cutting-edge technology but a bedroom, Radio Shack mic and tape machine," says Brosseau about the raw recording style for this album.
Brosseau has toured with many esteemed artists over the years, most recently with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in the American folk revival band John Reilly & Friends. In 2011, Brosseau and Reilly recorded John and Tom, a 7" vinyl produced by Jack White and released on Third Man Records.
For those unfamiliar with his music, the above video shows him playing "Lonesome Valley" for French acoustic webzine Le Cargo!