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Shallow Water

by Tom Kimmel

Tom's personal favorite album, this collection of original and classic spirituals continues to entertain, provoke and inspire.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Softly and Tenderly
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2. Standing Still
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3. You Did That for Me
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4. Abide With Me
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5. I Can't Stand Up Alone
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6. The Lord's Prayer/Collect for Purity
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7. See Myself in You
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8. It Is Well With My Soul
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9. Amazing Grace
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10. One Heart
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11. Shallow Water
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12. Softly and Tenderly (Reprise)
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13. Just As I Am/why Me Lord (Instrumental Medley)
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Album Notes
"I'm still standing," says Tom Kimmel, referring to his 30 years in the music world, "and I'm enjoying making music now more than I ever have before."

Tom and his music have certainly seen some changes. Since 1980, when his songs were recorded by The Byrds' Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman and The Band's Levon Helm, over 60 of his compositions have been recorded by host of major artists including Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Johnny Cash, Shawn Colvin, Kathy Mattea, Waylon Jennings, the Stray Cats, Richie Havens and the Spinners.

Once an eclectic rock and roller, Tom found his voice as a singer-songwriter while opening Nanci Griffith's 1991-92 world tour. He began performing as a solo act, stressing a lean, acoustic-centered approach to his music, and bringing a poignant and humorous spirit to his poetry and storytelling. His new album, Shallow Water, is a collection of inspirational songs, featuring Kimmel mainstays One Heart, See Myself In You, and the title song.

Tom's peers and critics agree that his unadorned stylings are uniquely soulful. Irish songstress Maura O'Connell, who has recorded haunting versions of Tom's The Blue Train and Poetic Justice, says, "Tom is an incredible songwriter... And he seems to be getting better as the years go on." Crow Johnson, former ZMN publisher, calls Tom a "singer's singer, writer's writer." And according to The Nashville Scene, "Tom Kimmel's moody textured songwriting reaches into soulful realms that few Music Row pros enter."

Featured in motion pictures such as Runaway Bride, Serendipity, and Twins, and in television shows as varied as Captain Kangaroo, Miami Vice and Touched By An Angel, recordings of Tom's compositions have sold millions of copies around the world, achieving gold and platinum sales in many countries.

An avid whitewater enthusiast, Tom recently completed an 18 day, 226 mile kayaking adventure through the Grand Canyon. He has also paddled in the remote Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal, and in the mountains of France, Mexico and Costa Rica.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, he was born in Memphis, raised in rural south Alabama, and is now a 25 year resident of Nashville. Along with his artistic endeavors he is a long time student of Siddha Yoga Meditation and is a Practitioner of Alaya Process, a spirit-centered therapy.

"It all keeps me going," says Tom. "Keeps me growing. As an artist and as a person, so it keeps it all fresh. Isn't that what we're all aiming for?"


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Shallow Water

This album in superb!
I purchased this album already a fan of Tom Kimmel after I heard his "Poetic Justice". He is a truly gifted songwriter and an emotional performer. If your faith is weak, these songs and his delivery of them will fuel your flame. Michele


Shallow waters
That's the only one I've ever heard, and it's not availabe for preview, so, I don't know if it's the same one or not.

John Meehan

good but not great
I think Tom is an amazing singer, I was disapointed with his version of Amazing Grace, though Softly and tenderly made up for it. He really shines in the more mellow songs. The instumental at the end was poitnless, as I would have like to here him sing both songs, especially Kristoffersons why me

james fuller

Shallow Water
Great inspirational CD! The best songs are the 3 that Tom wrote. He is a wonderful songwriter.

G. T. Spence

. . . a re-freshing sampler of Christian music
I had the privelege of first hearing Tom in January '05 an just over a year later in a house concert. Meantime I got my first copy of Shallow Water. I was particularly struck by the title cut which sums up my place on my own journey. The treatment of Amazing Grace was a far cry from the dirge I had heard so often. An excellent mixture of praise and worship/tenderness and grit. It's as if Tom is gently challenging the listener to not drown in shallow water. I found Shallow Water to be a re-freshing sampler of Christian music and encouragement along the way. Thanks, Tom, I have been well stirred.


Leaves you feeling refreshed.
What a pleasure to listen to. The songs are great and his delivery of them equally so. I purchased more for gifts.

tom, im an old friend--old friend--pat windham hames. im working in nashville at vanderbilt as a nurse and jim is building stuff at fort campbell. we will be up here for a while. your music is very inspirational. im proud of you!!!!!!


Had heard some of the songs - had to get the whole CD
Christian music starts my day. I got this CD for myself and two for gifts. My sister said she "likes it very much." I was sure she would. The a capella songs are great.

Mary Rossmeier

Tom Kimmel is absolutely extraordinary--his music but also his lyrics. This mus
This CD is extraordinary in terms of bringing forth exactly the right words when I need to hear them. Every song on this CD is spectacular--Tom Kimmel is a fantastic artist. This CD was so great I ordered one for one of my favorite friends, and my friend loves it too. Thank you Tom Kimmel!