VINTAGE ACOUSTIC FOLK MUSIC - "THE REAL THING". (Contact info: ThomasEarlMusic@gmail.com)
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Blend together James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Rush with a touch of an acoustic Neil Young and you can get a sense of the style of music written and performed by Thomas Earl.
Thomas has been described as, "...a gifted poet that has the ability to set it all to music in a beautiful and unforgettable way that few artists have the ability or insight to accomplish."
Thomas Earl’s musical journey began growing up just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan and playing in local clubs with then unknown and aspiring musicians such as Joni Mitchell, John Hammond, Jim Kweskin and Maria Muldaur. He continued performing and writing, working both as a solo artist and with various folk groups. He served as both performer and concert promoter as he produced live folk music events in Michigan and Ohio. His music took him throughout the Midwest and to Europe, including writing music for a theatrical production tribute to the poet Langston Hughes.
In the 1970s, along with a number of folk artists, he began a migration into rock and roll. His experiences included a brief brush with commercial success with a group called “The Woolies”, releasing a cover of “Who do you Love?”, as well as working in a group called, “The James K. Polk Memorial Rock Band”, who released a rock version of Jessie Collin Young’s “Four in the Morning”.
As with many struggling musicians who grow into their twenties, Thomas ended up leaving the music industry and moving into a more traditional career in the corporate world. He always continued playing, performing, and writing music whenever he had the opportunity.
After finally escaping the corporate world, Thomas begin focusing again on his music full time. His first CD, “Golddust Magic”, featured 11 of Thomas’ original songs. A second EP "It's Never Too Late" included new original material as well as some unrecorded gems from the 1970s. "It's Never Too Late" was inspired by, and dedicated to Gordon Parks.
Thomas has now relocated from upstate New York to Hawaii and is living on the North Shore on the Island of Maui.