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Tom Howie

Posted September 10, 2009 By admin

Tom HowieTom Howie’s talent lies in his ability to weigh the ups and downs of what is really meaningful in ways that awaken us to our own reality. He confronts his confusion and ours while instilling in us a message of hope. Audiences respond with quiet knowing when he sings about a world he doesn’t completely understand or agree with.

The 21 year-old Canadian is currently a scholarship student at the Berklee College of Music. Despite his age he has already had a production deal with Ashwin Sood, husband to and drummer for acclaimed singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan (with Sarah performing on several of the tracks he released an EP entitled Song is the Lifeblood), he has been courted by major labels, and has played extensively throughout Western Canada.

“I was having all these incredible experiences. I was recording with the pros, opportunity was on my doorstep, and everything was great, but it just didn’t feel right,” Tom says when asked about the experiences. “At the end of the day, you have to be 100% creatively behind what you are doing or else no one is going to believe you. I was creatively confused and lost and my heart just wasn’t in it. It just didn’t feel right.”

What did feel right was to apply to Berklee.

“I didn’t really think I’d get in, or go, or do it at all, as I’ve always kind of hated the musical establishment of lessons and classrooms. I had never really considered that that world would accept me, but it was the one place that seemed to have an edge, and a great reputation.” says Tom.

Not only was he accepted, he received a songwriting scholarship to attend.

What feels right now is the future Tom sees for himself. “The EP I’m working on now is the first release I’ve ever been truly happy with and I cannot wait to share it with the world.”

When asked about his connection with fans, Tom responded, “I’m just writing songs that capture my reality, and the more I do it, the more I realize that everyone else is going through the exact same things I am.”

His new EP, released in May, is available here on his website, and his calendar is filling up with tour dates in the North East for the summer.

  • My Voice Is Gone
  • Blind Is Better
  • All That You Need
  • Your Sweet Love


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