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Tom Prasada-Rao, with his sister Patty Prasada-Rao, will be at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Tickets & reservations: 410-795-1041
Thursday, July 26th
TOM PRASADA-RAO with PATTY PRASADA-RAO
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“Visually and musically, Tom is the most compelling presence to emerge in the singer-songwriter genre as I’ve seen in a long time.” ~ Jim Bessman, Billboard
“A virtual world music ensemble rolled into one guy. His voice weaves incantations, and the guitar is a magic wand in the hands of this extraordinary musician.” ~ The Takoma Park Folk Festival
Tom Prasada-Rao (TPR) is a musician’s musician — an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden with its homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty, Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious and reverent. He’s starting to tour again after being featured on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas.
In the fall of 2007 Tom quit the road to produce records and raise two stepdaughters. In addition to producing, he took a job teaching music at White Rock Montessori in Dallas — TPR was formerly the songwriting teacher at The University of Virginia’s Young Writer’s Workshops where he created the songwriting curriculum and taught for eight years.
“The most moving, pointed and memorable songs reflect Prasada-Rao’s indebtedness to Bruce Cockburn, Bob Dylan, and Richard Thompson, and other singer songwriters who have something to say, and a distinctive way of saying it.” ~ Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
“Prasada-Rao gives his folk songs an R&B flavor. George Benson, Grover Washington Jr, Marvin Gaye and a number of other Motown greats come to mind when listening to Hear You Laughing.” ~ Charlene J. Arsenault, The Boston Globe
“Tom Prasada-Rao is a rare and brilliant performer. His fine voice and thrilling guitar work hold you spellbound while he heals your heart.” ~ David Wilcox, Singer-Songwriter
“Tom Prasada-Rao is as far from boring folk music as you can get and still be holding an acoustic guitar.” ~ The Free Times, Columbia, SC