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 it’s homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty, Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious and reverent.
“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.
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. NOW HE’S BAACK!
“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.