Thursday, 7 February 2013
Albums for Life: 54: Tom Baxter: Feather and Stone
His debut 'Feather and Stone' is often played round at ours, Sunday mornings. If the first two tracks don't get you then, maybe you should stay in bed until Monday morning.
Di and I were in at the off with Baxter; saw the early gigs with a few other lucky folk. He's a powerful singer in the raw. He seems to keep dropping off the map, perhaps disillusioned by the lack of success that his music deserves. Maybe this fine album didn't sell because folk thought it was Jose Mourinho's debut; the resemblance is striking... it might also explain the confusion of the live band when he counts all the songs in with "4 4 2..."
I've posted links to the official videos of the two tracks below, then added a live version of 'My Declaration' which is great.
My Declaration: http://www.muzu.tv/tombaxter1jv0i2wnzw
You can buy 'Feather and Stone' here for the price of a pint of German lager...
Baxter's working on a new album; details are here...