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Tom Hedrick

Tom Hedrick

Indie / Power Pop Super Smash / Beat! Minneapolis, MN  US
The Gay Baker
The Gay Baker
I Don't Ask Anymore
I Don't Ask Anymore
Smoke and Vote
Smoke and Vote
The Color Of The Eve
The Color Of The Eve


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    Night Light Released on Dec 1, 2014
  • J100 the man in the brown suit
    The Man In The Brown Suit Released on Nov 1, 2013
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    Pause For Cheese! Released on Oct 1, 2012
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    2 Laws In 1 Day Released on Nov 1, 2011
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    Mahoopie! Released on Oct 1, 2010


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  • Sami (Artist)
    tom....love & respect ....................have a great & awesome day
  • Adam Nicholson (Artist)
    Adam Nicholson
    I dunno if the 'The Gay Baker' was inspired by today's current affairs but is quite the social commentary... commendable, catchy and down right funny I might add... probabl...
  • The Fludes (Artist)
    The Fludes
    " I Don't Ask Anymore".......love this track......excellent.....
    Thank you very much for the friendship and for your beautiful comment about my music!!!! Like your style, your songs are very energetic!!!:-)) On I don't ask anymore you r...
  • Ricky de la Cruz (Artist)
    Ricky de la Cruz
    arigoAlways enjoy listening to your work. Keep making great music! ;)
  • hilrant (Artist)
    a real treasure trove of tunes tom - hilrant / pangaeas people



  • March, 2013
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2013


Sounds Like: The Who, Captain Beefheart, The Kinks, Paul Weller, Brian Wilson

Bio: I'm an insomniac living in Minneapolis, Minnesota by way of California, Arizona, Ohio, and my hometown of Buffalo, NY. All my songs are based on my love of soup.

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Recording with my Gibson Ripper bass for the first time in years. http://t.co/Xlh49Nla3W


"I'm a musician who's completely out of original ideas, and so I thought I would ask for help from someone like you who shares my problem. Advice?"

— East Coast Paul, Endless String

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Free CD's
Jul 4, 2014

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Jun 19, 2014

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Q: Your new album Nightlight is a masterpiece. How do you make such a great sounding record in a home studio? Can you offer a glimpse into your recording process and perhaps gear that you prefer.

A: Hi Frank, Thank you for your very kind assessment of Night Light! As to recording in my home studio, I've taken some recording workshop classes, read up on different aspects of it, and have asked pro engineers about tips and tricks. From an equipment standpoint, the best advice I got was to buy the best possible interface within budget. I use an Apogee Duet, which converts analog to digital extremely well. For someone like me who records alone, I only need the two inputs for mic and line. The other thing I picked up was Ozone mastering software, which made a huge difference. I only use Shure SM 57 and 58 mics! Finally, flat response (or "neutral response") headphones for monitoring are a must, because you hear the real signal without any "shaping". More than anything, though, I think the key is to write the best possible songs, and work in an environment that you enjoy and find comfortable. By creating in a space that suits you, and capturing good signal, you're going to have good tracks with which to work. From there, you can mix and master at a pace that suits you. Thanks for asking! Tom

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