Tom Alter is a Michigan based songwriter, singer, and guitarist who has been influenced by a wide range of musical genres.
Listening to his recordings, you encounter the sounds of pop, jazz, latin, country, and r&b, mixed into his alternative folk catalog.
Tom's song lyrics often combine current events and history with his personal experiences. Check out his recordings below.
Tom performs his solo music and with After Blue at a variety of venues and events. He resides in Fraser, Michigan.
Released in October 2022, "Love and All That Comes With It" is a collection of songs about love and relationships. Contributors to select songs include pianist William Marshall Bennett, and singers Katie Williamson and Anthony Retka. "Green Screen" and "Love and All That Comes With It" are stand-out tracks.
"Poetry and Protest" is Tom Alter's third full-length album. Released on 12/31/2021, the album features songs about current and historical events. Collaborators include cellist Sara Gibson and singer Katie Williamson. Favorite songs include "Killers on the Run," "Space Junk," and "State Penitentiary Gift Shop."
2020 was a difficult and memorable year. "One Year in the Lesser Middle" documents thoughts and feelings many of us felt during this time. Released in 2021, favorite songs include "Rivers' Lament" and "I Want a Country."
Based on stories from the life of civil rights activist and congressman John Lewis, this EP features six songs. Released in 2020, "Songs for an American Hero" is a powerful testament to a great American.
"Wading in the Lesser Middle" is a six song EP with songs on topics ranging from disappointing relationships to the innocent victims of war. It was released in 2020. Check out "Again" and the humorous song "Dock" based on baseball pitcher Dock Ellis famous no-hitter story.
The 2019 EP "Passage from the Lesser Middle" includes five songs. Check out "29" about Hank Williams and the bossa nova influenced favorite "Awakening Thoughts of You."
Tom's first solo effort is a statement on political discourse and a desire for unity in the U.S. Released in 2019, favorite tracks include "Cathedral Notre Dame" and "Fringes."
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