Tom Mitchell is an “old” folkie who during his heyday in the late 60′s nearly recorded for Michael Nesmith’s label, hung out in the shadow of Dylan and toured with Paul Siebel, Rosalie Sorrels and Utah Phillips. Tom admits to drinking whiskey like it was one of the food groups and his voice is deep and weathered. His life has had some rough spots but he’s come out on the other side and has started to make music once again. His songs remind me of those by the great Chicago folk artist Michael Smith, while his voice sounds a little like Greg Brown’s. Two pretty serious comparisons but from what I’ve heard pretty fair ones.
Old Cloth is the new Cd, it’s been produced by Lex Price (Mindy Smith, Clare Burson) and features guests Kyle Andrews, Dave Jacques and Julie Lee. Available here.