Tom Alter - Songs and Guitar
Tom Alter is a Michigan based songwriter, singer, and guitarist. Since picking up his first guitar as a young child, Tom is 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.
In 2019, he started performing and recording as a solo singer-songwriter. In addition, he and friend Katie Williamson collaborate as the duo After Blue, with four full-length albums released since 2016.
Tom's musical influences are evident in his songs. Pop and rock influences include the Beatles, Wilco, Death Cab for Cutie, Jack Johnson and New Order. Tom's guitar heroes include Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery and Mark Knopfler. He also writes songs with a nod to the bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Tom's song lyrics often combine current events and history with his personal experiences. He performs his solo music and with the duo After Blue at a variety of venues and events. He resides in Fraser, Michigan.