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Tom Brosseau and Sean Watkins at The Basement

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Tom Brosseau grew up in North Dakota, and started playing guitar when he was still in grade school. He spends a lot of his time in L.A. now, where he sees himself more as an observer of all the “loose pebbles” who wind up in the city of angels.

He’s about to release his seventh studio album, entitled Grass Punks. The tracks were recorded and produced by Sean Watkins, in a house in Hollywood. Brosseau likes recording in that sort of environment, rather than a designated studio with the latest technology, because it reminds him of recording on a cassette player as a kid.

Although the album won’t be released until January, Tom Brosseau is already on the road showcasing his new tunes. Sean Watkins is along for the ride on this tour. While in L.A., Brosseau has been playing with John C. Reilly and a few other talented folks, in the spirit of the renewed interest in American Folk music. In fact, in 2011, he and John recorded a vinyl-only single that was produced by Jack White at Third Man Records.

Your chance to catch Tom Brosseau in Nashville comes this Saturday at The Basement.

What: Tom Brosseau and Sean Watkins

When: Saturday, October 19 at 7p.m.

Where: The Basement

Cover: $8

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