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Tom Bolton TMs journey into music covers thirty years of songwriting, three albums of original folk acoustic songs, a decade of gigs and festivals, and airplay on independent radio in Australia, Europe, USA and Canada.

Dreaming and Dancing, the third album from Melbourne based Tom Bolton was produced by renowned acoustic roots musician, Nick Charles.

There are two covers, Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren” and Neil Young’s “Wrecking Ball”, otherwise the album distills the latest musical and lyrical observations from Tom’s 30 plus years of songwriting craft. With eight original songs and a solo acoustic guitar instrumental, the themes range wide through journeys, border crossings, reconciliation, hope, celebration, romance, dreaming and dancing.

Contributions from a diverse array of Antipodean talent support Tom’s vocals and acoustic guitar. The players bring fresh and unexpected influences from their backgrounds in folk, classical, rock, bluegrass, klezmer, pop, blues and jazz, while Nick weaves his own broadly informed acoustic and resonator guitar sounds throughout, binding the elements into a distinctive and coherent whole.

Tom Bolton: acoustic guitar and vocals

Nick Charles: acoustic and electric guitars, resonator guitar, mandolin, percussion

Les Oldman: drums and percussion

Andrew O’Grady: electric bass and double bass

Richard Grace: double bass

Bruce Haymes: piano

Sarah Curro: violin

Phil Carroll: piano accordion

Pete Fidler: lap slide guitar

Liz Frencham: backing vocals

Katherine Simpson: backing vocals

Michael Allen: backing vocals

The last album by Tom Bolton was a treat, and his new one is an equally deft songwriting exercise. another fine album” Anna Maria Stjrnell Luna Kafe Sweden

“Bolton TMs knack for winsome pretty, winning melodies is a cut above 1000 other guys and gals with an acoustic guitar that want to sing to us about love and its discontents. Instead of wasting our time, he fills it with small, steady wonders” Jack Rabid The Big Takeover New York
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