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Tom Rodwell

Wood & Waste

New album available October 22 2021 on LP, CD, download and streaming.


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Tom Rodwell brief bio

Tom Rodwell is a critically acclaimed guitarist and singer active as a songwriter, composer and session musician, and interpreter of a hybrid of blues, calypso and spirituals.

Described as “Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” by the NME, the singer-guitarist has appeared widely in the UK, Switzerland, Holland, New Zealand and the US since 2003, both solo and with his ever-changing band Storehouse. He’s opened for artists including Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton, Cedric Burnside, Trinity Roots, Leon Russell, John Butler Trio, Charles Bradley, Son of Dave, C.W. Stoneking, Otis Taylor and Derek Trucks - who remarked, “You don’t hear that anymore; beautiful tunes, beautiful groove."

As a session man he's played on stage with the likes of Lonnie Holley, Robert Lamm (Chicago) and Stew & Heidi, and on record with artists including Don McGlashan, Art Terry, William Adamson and Coco Davis. 

His primitivist and propulsive music draws influences from vintage calypso, 19th century spirituals, non-Western music, experimental music and 60's pop; his playing is thoughtful, hard to categorise, yet frequently accessible, salacious and surreal. 

"By turns wild, angry, hypnotic and sensual, it’s as uncompromising as it is funky and some of the best live music I’ve seen,” said Blues in London.

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