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Light of Day

by Tom Kimmel

There’s nothing like a newborn song, and this collection from Tom Kimmel features 14 voice and guitar tracks recorded in his home studio when each songs was new to the world. "My favorite Tom Kimmel album." - Tom Prasada-Rao
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Can't Go Home Again (Border Wars)
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2. Don't Go
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3. Hard To Walk Out On A Deal
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4. Forever Man
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5. (I Love) Falling In Love
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6. I Can Still Stand On My Own
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7. No Count Man
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8. Like I Never Loved Before
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9. Pages
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10. Quittin' Time
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11. Trip On Love
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12. Why Pretend
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13. My Mother Would Like You
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14. The Best Part Of This World
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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 a 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.

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 has kayaked through the Grand Canyon, in the remote Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal, and in the mountains of France, Costa Rica and Mexico.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, he was born in Memphis, raised in rural south Alabama, and is a long time resident of Nashville. Along with his artistic endeavors he is a 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, keeps it all alive."


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Very versital and good lyrics.

K Brown

Great CD
Absolutely great CD. This is just Tom and his guitar, and there's nothing better.

Steve LaCrosse

Light Of Day
Tom has set a new standard for Singer/Songwriters with this one. The beauty lies in the simplicity. This is a must have for those who want to see how songs come to life with just a song and a guitar. Well done, Tom!


This CD certainly brightened my day
It takes a special artist to perform songs with just guitar and still have them move the listener. So much music these days is caught up in the production. It's wonderful to just sit back and listen to Tom's amazing lyrics and vocals without the need for anything other than a guitar to accompany him.


Just like potato chips, no one can have just one.
How can you pass up a song that starts out with "It's hard to be a whore for no money?" His words will run around in your brain and leave you craving another listen. The only thing with wrong with this album is that it doesn't go on forever.

Kent Swain

These songs are gems, without the velvet jewelry box.
These songs are gems, without the velvet jewelry box. The CD is like he invited you over for coffee...and just happened to fill his kitchen with some of the best songs in America. You'll want a refill.

Patrick Nagel

The basic simplicity of just guitar and voice is engaging.
The basic simplicity of just guitar and voice is very engaging. The craft of the writing is readily apparent and accessible. Mr. Kimmel's unique voice adds emotional depth to the rich and clear imagery. This CD is a great listen!