'Train to Nowhere' album launch
‘Train to Nowhere’ is a new, raw, stripped back rootsy country blues album from Tom Portman brought out on Friendly Folk Records. This fifth studio album couples deft songwriting with intricate guitar and dobro playing that is the hallmark of Tom’s work. Portman is joined on this album by maestro Maciej (Magic) Zaworonek’s poetic harmonica lines. The album launch is in the iconic 'Crane Bar' Galway on the 2nd November, doors 8.30pm and tickets on the door are €10.
The title track ‘Train to Nowhere’ was penned by Australian song writer Kevin Lym, to a Dobro melody Tom was playing as they busked & drifted their way around the south of France many years ago. Tom’s songs on this album feature his wry humor, but also contain the subtle depth that one expects from a songwriter of Portman’s standing. The album also includes cover versions of Tom’s songwriting heroes Hank Williams, Tim O’Brien and Eric Bibb.