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:+: If You Would Be Mine - a re-issue of LOVE SONGS :+:
Tom's Biography available here :+: Publicity photos of Tom available here

Tom Hooker Hanford Sampler Video

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Tom's new CD,
is now available!

You can order it through Tom,
via email or at any gig
(soon through this site!)

U P C O M I N G   P E R F O R M A N C E S

Sunday, April 3, 6:30 to 9 p.m. - Infinity Hall Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road, Norfolk, CT. Jim Palermo and Tom play at the Bistro. Admission Free.(860) 542-5531 

Friday, April 8 - Tom's "In the Good Old Colony Days" 18th century program for 5th graders at Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan School, Hartford, CT

Tuesday, April 12, 9:30 a. m. - Music for Preschoolers at Sharon Daycare, Sharon, CT.

Saturday, April 16, 11 to 4 p.m.- "In the Good Old Colony Days" shows at Thomas Paine Cottage Museum Colonial Fair, 20 Sicard Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. Experience blacksmiths, coopers, candle dipping, Continental soldiers, colonial songs and storytelling, colonial toys and games.  Join the one-room school house and schoolmarm to discover an old-fashioned school day. There's 18th century medicine and face painting and much, much more! www.thomaspainecottage.org

Friday, April 22, 10 a.m. - Music for preschoolers, North Canaan Elementary School, North Canaan, CT

Saturday, April 23, 5 to 8 p.m. - Strolling 18th century music making for colonial dinner at 5 p.m. and "In the Good Old Colony Days" program at 7 p.m. and strolling music making during. First Congregational Church, 835 Riverside, Torrington, CT. Tom will focus on the early days of Torrington in celebration of the church's 275th anniversary. www.firstcong.com 860-482-4705

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "A Rovin' " 18th century tavern songs at the 1785 John and Mary Rider House Tavern, Danbury Museum and Historical Society, 43 Main Street, Danbury, CT. 203-743-5200 www.danburymuseum.org 

Friday, May 6 - Tom's "In the Good Old Colony Days" 18th century program for 5th graders at West Middle School, Hartford, CT

Tuesday, May 10, 2:30 p.m. - "Fiddle Dee Dee, Folk Songs of Old New England" program for residents, Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Mansfield, CT.

Friday, May 20, 2 p.m. - "Mother, the Queen of My Heart" program for residents, Gladeview Nursing Home and Rehabilitation, Old Saybrook, CT.

Saturday, May 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Millerton Farmer's Market, Railroad Plaza, Millerton, NY. www.milertonfarmersmarket.com

Thursday, June 9, 2:30 p.m. - "In the Good Old Summertime" program for residents, Avery Heights, Hartford, CT

Friday, June 10, 8 to 10 p.m. - Tom and guitarist/singer Joel Blumert perform at The Gypsy Joynt, 293 Main St, Great Barrington, MA  413-644-8811 www.gypsyjoynt.com No cover charge.

Friday, July 1, 1 p.m. -"In the Good Old Summertime" program for residents, McLean Village, Simsbury, CT

Monday, July 4 - Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY 518-537-4240 www.friendsofclermont.org, Admission: $10 per car

Thursday, July 7, 2:30 p.m. - "In the Good Old Summertime" program for residents, Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation, Kingston, NY

Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21 - Hillsborough Living History Event, four locations in Hillsborough, NH. Tom will be performing his "Chimneyside Tales" programs of music and stories at the Center Club in Old Hillsborough Center.

Children and adults alike will have access to many hands-on activities. Come and watch the making of maple syrup, apple cider, cooking on an old wood-fired cook stove, try your hand at the butter and ice cream churns, soap-making, old-fashioned laundry and ironing, pan for real gold, throw a pot on a wheel, assist a blacksmith, spend some time watching young ladies spin their wool, meet birds of prey up close, sit for tea, learn the Minuet! Historic persons featured in 2016 include Daniel Webster, Thomas Jefferson, Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The Kath Bloom tribute album, "Loving Takes This Course", is available from www.chaptermusic.com.au and is getting fantastic reviews!
It is a double CD set.

Disc one consists of sixteen artists or bands including Devendra Benhart, Bill Callahan, Mark Kozolek, Josephine Foster, Tom Hanford and others performing Kath's songs.

Disc two presents Kath's own versions of her songs. Tom plays and sings on some of those cuts.

This long awaited album is a fitting tribute to one of our best contemporary songwriters. Go to the Chapter Music website or Google "Kath Bloom Tribute Loving Takes This Course" to find out more

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