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New album out now "TWO MOONS"

...new tour dates below !!!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

check out some videos on youtube:

 

First single from "Two Moons":

ME AND BERNICE 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHfa0j40Zg

 

'Acoustic Guitar' magazine presents TOM FREUND for a live acoustic session playing: 'Mind Of Your Own' from the new album 'TWO MOONS':  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hepiRlo67Kw

 

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/22/324480115/tom-freund-is-oddly-upbeat-in-two-moons?ft=1&f=  

Tom Freund at the radio: NPR's Lynn Neary talks about the new album "TWO MOONS" 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mie01pQSLvg

playing upright bass with Ben & Ellen Harper in London (Palladium, 27th of April 2014)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j59hkmR1F-4

first song opening for Ben Harper in London 27th of April 2014  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6N6_-JQzkg

"Angel Eyes" - Live in New York, July 2014 (with Ben Harper) 


https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=albpDGIKcIw
Tom Freund featurette about his 2012 studio album "The Edge Of Venice"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7NofiqtCOkc
Tom Freund - Collapsible Plans


https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=l98sRV-TXkY
Tom Freund - Comfortable In Your Arms
Tom playing upright bass live in the studio

 

 

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Quick short facts:

 

  • Tom Freund's latest album "Two Moons" features guests like long-time friend Ben Harper, Californian Surf-Beau Brett Dennen and Canadian rock star Serena Ryder. Well acclaimed musicians helped Tom on the album among them  Michael Jerome (drummer of Better Than Ezra), Chris Joyner (keyboarder with Jason Mraz, Sheryl Crow and Amos Lee) and David Immergluck (ex-guitar player with Counting Crows and John Hiatt). It is the first time Tom produced one of his albums all alone.
  • Tom Freund's 2012 studio album "The Edge Of Venice" was produced by John Alagia, producer of John Mayer's fantastic debut album "Room For Squares", but also known for his production works with Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, David Gray etc.
  • Tom Freund calls these fine artists as big influence in the jazz world: Charlie Mingus, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington among many others.
  • Tom Freund calls these fine artists as big influence in the rock world:      from Joni Mitchell to Led Zeppelin, from Van Morrison to Neil Young...and of course: Bob Dylan
  • one song among others Tom Freund wished he'd written: "Something So Right" by Paul Simon.
  • Tom Freund lives in Venice, California - but he is originally from New York.
  • Tom Freund was in the 90's member of the indie rock cult favs The Silos.
  • First "solo" record: "Pleasure And Pain" as Tom Freund and Ben Harper. (1992)
  • Tom Freund worked with many well respected musicians: from Jackson Browne (on his 2008-album "Collapsible Plans" and on his 2013-live album "The Stronghold Tapes - Live In Venice, Ca.") to the likes of Graham Parker, Brett Dennen, Rachael Yamagata, Steve Ferrone (Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Duran Duran, Average White Band, Slash), Chris Joyner (Ray La Montagne, Rickie Lee Jones and Sheryl Crow), Michael Jerome Moore (Better Than Ezra), Wally Ingram (Timbuk 3, Eric Burdon Band, Sheryl Crow, Tracy Chapman, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Taj Mahal), Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Angus & Julia Stone), Ben Peeler (The Wallflowers, The Mavericks), Jerry Yester (Tom Waits) among others.

  

Discography (as solo artist):

 

  • Pleasure And Pain (as 'Ben Harper and Tom Freund') (1992, Cardas)
  • North American Long Weekend (1998, Red Ant)
  • Sympatico (1999, Freund)
  • Copper Moon (2004, Surf Road) feat. Jackson Browne & Ben Harper
  • Sweet Affection (2005, Surf Road)
  • Hug Trees (as 'Tom Freund and His Friends') (2007, Tom Freund)                      =MUSIC FOR KIDS
  • Collapsible Plans (2008, Surf Road)
  • The Edge Of Venice (2011, Surf Road) feat. Meiko & Brett Dennen
  • The Stronghold Tapes - Live in Venice, Ca. (2013, Surf Road)                         (as 'Tom Freund And Friends') feat. Jackson Browne
  • Two Moons (2014, Surf Road) feat. Ben Harper, Brett Dennen & Serena Ryder

 

 

Press quotes: 

"An unexpected gem" THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

"Tom Freund's vocals could go from laconic to impassioned without such obvious trickery as cranking up the volume. His lyrics are full of curveballs."  WASHINGTON POST

 

"Tom Freund ist ein Meister im Ausklügeln runder Melodiebögen, die eine bestechende Logik in sich tragen." STEREO (Germany) 

 

"Tom Freund made an album that is all at once addictive, stylistically diverse and honest to the core."  MSNBC

 

"A fitting soundtrack to 'On the Road': Gorgeous wide-open spacious scenes, explorations of the young heart and quests from personal truth unfold in its literate, rootsy songs."  

NEW YORK POST 

 

"If Tom Petty and Nick Drake had a love child" BLOGCRITICS.COM

 

"It strips down to bare and beautiful melodies, lean lyrics and the kind of hometown heartaches that Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska' left you with" HITS MAGAZINE 

 

"I get shivers down my spine on almost every tune. Along with Lucinda Williams, Tom Freund is the best singer/songwriter operating today." GRAHAM PARKER

 

"Tom Freund is one of the best musicians I know"
BEN HARPER


"Tom Freund delivers conversational lyrics and mellifluous melodies, a natural magic, that sits at the heart of his music"
ANGUS STONE 

 

"Tom Freund's music - Think of Josh Rouse and Neil Young among others" CHUGGENTERTAINMENT, AUSTRALIA 

 

"Tom Freund is indeed one of the great singer-songwriters. He constructs a unique world, defines it, and then burns it to the ground. Truly unique and absolutely brilliant.”  ALL MUSIC GUIDE    

 

Tom Freund "printed"

 

STEREO magazin, 2014 November

 

guitar acoustic, 2014 October

 

Tom Freund at Frankfurt Journal 2014
Frankfurt Journal, 2014 September

 

Kieler Nachrichten, Kiel (07.10.2013)

 

Lübecker Nachrichten, Lübeck (03.10.2013)

 

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upcoming touring dates (Europe):   

 

 

Tour Poster***Tom Freund***2014 Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

recent dates (Europe):

 

2014 october 25th Gate 68, Solothurn (CH)

2014 october 26th El Lokal, Zürich (CH)

2014 october 27th Ono, Bern (CH)

2014 october 28th Badi Lounge, Bern (CH)

 

2014 october 30th Mousonturm, Frankfurt (GERMANY)

2014 october 31th Music Star, Norderstedt (GERMANY)

2014 november 1st Tonfink, Lübeck (GERMANY)

2014 november 2nd Mojo Blues Bar, Copenhagen (DK)

2014 november 4th Prinz Willy, Kiel (GERMANY)

2014 november 5th Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin (GERMANY)

2014 november 6th Cafe Brohmers, Halle (GERMANY)

2014 november 9th Hard Rock Cafe, Prague (CZ)

2014 november 10th C.ult, Bielefeld (GERMANY)

2014 november 12th Logo, Hamburg (GERMANY)

2014 november 13th Grammatikoff, Duisburg (GERMANY)

 

2014 november 14th Private house concert (NL)
2014 november 15th In The Woods, Lage Vuursche (NL)

2014 november 16th Museum Nic Jonk, Grootschermer (NL)

2014 november 17th Theater Het Zwijnshoofd, Bergen Op Zoom (NL)

2014 november 19th Huis van Gitaarlem, Haarlem (NL)

2014 november 20st De Breughel, Bree (Belgium)
2014 november 21st Acoustic Alley, Den Haag (NL)

2014 november 22nd De Oude Remise, Nieuweschans (NL)

 

opening for BRETT DENNEN

2014 november 26th London, Camden, St Pancras Old Churchn (UK) 

2014 november 27th Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (NL) 

2014 november 28th Barcelona, Bikini (Spain)

2014 november 29th Madrid, Paddock (Spain)

 

opening for BEN HARPER  

2014 april 29th Birmingham, Symphony Hall (UK)

2014 april 28th Manchester, The Lowry (UK)

2014 april 27th London, Palladium (UK) 

 

 

2013 October 5th Kiel, STATT-Cafe (GERMANY)

2013 October 2nd Lübeck, Tonfink (GERMANY) 

2013 September 30th Berlin, Spreegold,  .........Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße (GERMANY)  

2013 September 29th Berlin, Spreegold,  .........Stargarder Straße (GERMANY)
 

Sun Sept 29 2013
Tom Freund 8pm
Spreegold-Stargarder Straße, Berlin
GERMANY 


Sat Sept 28 2013
Harbourcoustics Festival 11pm
Tom Freund, Siri Svegler, Torben Stock
25hours Hotel, Hamburg
GERMANY 

 


 

Fri Sept 27 2013
Harbourcoustics Festival 11pm
Tom Freund, Julian Dawson, Hanna Leess, Parker Ainsworth
25hours Hotel, Hamburg
GERMANY


Thu Sept 26 2013
Tom Freund 8pm
Music Star, Norderstedt
GERMANY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Freund "at the radio stations":

 

Tom Freund at Antenne Frankfurt (2014)
Tom Freund at Antenne Frankfurt (2014)

 

Tom Freund at wave radio Berlin (2014)
Tom Freund at wave radio, Berlin (2014)

 

Tom Freund at tide radio
Tom Freund at tide radio, Hamburg (2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Freund with Angela Gobelin (NDR radio after a great radio i/v...you are my sister !!) (Hamburg, 2013)