In his latest Album Release Show on Thursday, March 21, at 8:00, Indie Folk-Rock Singer Songwriter Tom McBride will perform tracks off his latest album “Morning in Glen Burnie” at New York’s famous Rockwood Music Hall.
McBride is the kind of musician you can imagine listening to in a slow-dancing scene at some smoky old Honky Tonk during some sort of witness protection program drama in the 90′s, where Julia Roberts get surprised by how gentle and romantic that Brad Pitt-esque character really is. It doesn’t hurt that Tom McBride himself is a handsome gent who could totally play that gruff, yet handsome FBI agent opposite her.
In ‘Morning from Glen Burnie,’ McBride shows off his catchy signature mix of songwriting and musical styles, that effortlessly blend a bit of country twang, blues, soul, folk, rock, and Americana. Good old-fashioned two-steppy tunes like ‘When You’re All Mine’ and ‘Angel in My Head’ are mostly forgettable but funky enough for a beer or two at the bar. Where McBride really shines is in his more melodramatic storytelling songs, like ‘But I Don’t Care,’ ‘Do it for the Kids,’ and the title track. Especially nice is ‘Julia,’ a soulful ballad with some terrifically angsty crooning and a bit of sexy pleading.
Originally from Boston, McBride developed his down-to-earth sound while living in Nashville and studying at the Blair School of Music Conservatory. Over the last couple of years, he’s toured more than 200 cities, including performances at SXSW and Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid. Morning in Glen Burnie is his second full-length solo album on Humpback records.
Tonight’s performance is free, but show up early to the intimate venue as space is limited.
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