Tom Bodine Music


Hello and thanks for visiting my website.  I am a musician, singer, and songwriter living in the Washington, DC area.  In December 2012, I released my debut record album “Bring Me Back,” which was nominated for a 2013 Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) in the contemporary-folk recording category.  I perform solo, but most of my performing these days is with singer/songwriter Kathleen Huber in the acoustic duo Song Garden.  Kathleen is a former member of Ladies Done Waiting and recorded a CD with singer/songwriter Kim Melton as The Northbrooks. Song Garden covers folk, Americana, and old-time music along with originals from our respective songbooks.  Song Garden has an easy and inviting sound—welcoming you inside the music. Song Garden performs regularly at the Folk Club of Reston/Herndon and at other venues in the Washington, DC area.  Check out the Calendar for upcoming dates.


My Bring Me Back album features twelve original compositions with tasteful, old-time acoustic instrumentation and a classic folk sound that takes you back to the great records from the 70s and 80s.  "My Old Friend" has guys goofing around in a dorm room playing records juxtaposed against struggles with life and friendship.  "Walk The Blues Away" takes you out for a stroll to cure the worries of busy living.  You'll take an inspiring trip to Virginia's mountains in "Shenandoah Sky," a song that could be the state's official anthem.  "Flower in Your Smile" takes you on road trip, watching the roadside flora and longing to return to someone you love.  


Some Kind Words


“Tom’s songs are panoramic like John Denver's classics.  He tells simple stories about the little things in everyday life that mean so much.  His voice is straight and clear, like a slightly more tenor Richard Shindell. The Bring Me Back CD features tasteful, old-time acoustic instrumentation and a classic folk sound that takes you back to great records from the 70s and 80s.”

-- Scott Malyszka, musician and creativity coach, Seattle, WA


“Tom’s songs reflect his personal experiences and therefore have a genuine emotional quality, yet they also have a universal sense that the listener can relate to. His deep melodic sense shines through melodies that not only are lovely, but also manage to be complex and yet catchy enough that one ends up humming them for a long while after hearing. His lyrics are deep yet clever with mellifluous flowing lines and creative rhyming. Subject matter ranges from the beauty of nature to introspective musings on love. Tom has chosen backup musicians that are not only brilliant instrumentalists, but also sensitive arrangers and accompanists.”

-- Don Brown, artist and musician, Winchester, VA


“Tom’s debut CD, Bring Me Back, will delight any true blue folkie as well as lesser devotees to the genre such as me. Tom’s lyric and musical style is pure and disarmingly honest. Clean musical arrangements are always refreshing in my opinion and this CD is produced with uncluttered confidence standing up each musical voice to be recognized sonically just for what it is, which I find very satisfying. Tom has a wonderful voice and his instrumental and vocal collaborators provide tasteful accompaniment. Tom draws inspiration from many artists and one that comes to mind is John Gorka. If you have an open heart and treasure the outdoors you will find something in many of his lovingly crafted songs.”

-- L.D. Brown, photographer, musician, and author, Bunker Hill, WV


Feel free to poke around the website to sample my music or find out where I’ll be performing in the next several months.  If you like what you hear, I’d love to play at your event, be it a house concert or other type of venue.  Thanks again for stopping by.

Debut album nominated for a WAMMIE award
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