Tom Guest | Parade of Fools

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Parade of Fools

by Tom Guest

It has been called rock, blues, alternative folk, and down and dirty americana, you will find a little bit of all of that in this eclectic yet cohesive mix of stories from Tom Guest's debut album Parade of Fools.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. The Train Don't Go
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2. Say Goodnight
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3. Fall Down By My Side
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4. Conversations from a Coke Bar
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5. Parade of Fools
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6. 9mm
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7. Feeling Allright
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8. Rotting On the Vine
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9. Hello Diane
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10. Belief
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11. Prison Song
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12. Wait Out the Storm
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Album Notes
“He’d lay his body across those tracks if he could have his old life back…” Tom Guest is the embodiment of the great American storyteller. His debut release, “Parade of Fools” is an amalgamation of tales that delve into deeply personal experiences, neatly woven with fictional Americana scenes of dirt-faced strangers on long roads and freight trains. With songs like “The train don’t go,” Guest touches on the origins of delta-influenced southern rock, while others like “Say Goodnight” are reminiscent of the more current marching rhythms and anthemic vocal phrasing of Widespread Panic‘s JB Bell. The title track, “Parade of Fools” shows his knack for delivering a clever hook amidst a quintessential love story coupled with the high price of fame. But it’s not all heartache and gloom. Though he jokes that his songs are all about drug addiction, justifiable homicide and losing trucks, dogs and women, songs like “Feeling’ All Right” give light to his optimistic, comical outlook. His raw, deep voice has the range to shout out a growl one moment, while pulling back to a vulnerable whisper in the next. In attracting a cast of top-notch players, the music behind these songs also drives home Guest’s genuine vocal performance and adept acoustic guitar-playing. The result is a wonderful collection of tunes that will have you humming his melodies and singing those key phrases that stick with you, because you've lived them too.


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Not Too many are able to create an album that can be played cover to cover in repetition . Tom has pulled it off, completely. The music is an eclectic mix, and a talented well balanced , well mix , well put together album. You are doing a disservice to yourself by not checking it out.