Tom Kimmel

Singer, songwriter, entertainer, poet and teacher, Tom Kimmelis all of these things and more.

Since 1980 dozens of Tom’s compositions have been recorded by a host of major artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Joe Cockerand Randy Travis. They’ve been featured in films from Twins to Serendipity and Runaway Bride, and in television shows from Miami Vice to Touched by an Angel

An award-winning artist in his own right, he has released seven soloalbums, published a book of poems and led songwritingworkshops and classes across the US and in Europe.

Once an eclectic rock and roller, Tom found his voice as a singer-songwriterwhile touring with NanciGriffith in the early 90’s. A New Folk winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival in’93, he began performing solo, stressing a lean, acoustic approach to his musicand bringing a humorous spirit to his poetry and storytelling.

Afterreleasing two critically praised major label albums (in ’87 and ’90), Tomreleased his first independent album, Bones, in 1994.It was followed by Short Stories, which featured guestperformances by Emmylou Harris, the Fairfield Four, Jerry Douglas andother Nashville luminaries. Then came Shallow Water, a collection ofspirit-centered songs and hymns, and Light of Day, fourteen raw vocal-guitar tracks recorded in Tom’s home studio. Never Saw Blue, ananthology of TK songs featured in film and TV is his most recent release.

Other TK projects include well-received records written and recorded with threetrios:  The Sherpas (1998)(with Tom Prasada-Rao and Michael Lille), The Waymores (2013) (with DonHenry and Sally Barris), and The New Agrarians (2014) (with KateCampbell and Pierce Pettis).

A self-described “closet poet” until the publication of his collection The Sweetest & The Meanest, Tomhas been a featured writer at book festivals and writing retreats, and his poems have been published in a number of  poetry and literary journals.

In demand as a songwriting teacher and lecturer, Tom offers workshopi nstruction tying the creative spirit to the nuts and bolts of composition.

Bottom line: Now into his sixth decade making music, Tom Kimmel is a unique artist who continues to write, record, entertain and inspire at the highest levels!
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