ABOUT


PRESS:
"The first time I heard Tom Butwin, I was hooked.  He knows how to write a really good song, arrange it perfectly and sing it beautifully" 
- Ann Delisi of WDET 101.9FM

"My first experience with Tom Butwin was a live show and it was love at first note.   Since then his new album has been a staple on my radio show." 
- Matthew Altruda of Ann Arbor's 107one (WQKL-FM)

“It's not very often that I deem the first six songs off any CD good choices for
airplay, but Tom has a knack for well-crafted, catchy songs.  I was so
impressed I jumped at the first chance I had to see him live in Ann Arbor
and that did nothing but solidify my opinion that Tom is one to not just
keep your eyes on but your ears on as well.”
- John Bommarito of Ann Arbor's 107one (WQKL-FM)

BIOGRAPHY:
Singer/songwriter/guitarist and two-time Detroit Music Awards nominee Tom Butwin has spent his relatively short 14 year career honing a distinctive and polished voice, while dialing in a sound that he describes as "familiar acoustic pop, but with a few fun stylistic surprises." Since 2003, Tom has released four full-length albums, the most recent being 2016's collection of classic musical theater songs, A Different Stage. Also, in 2016, Tom embarked on an ambitious project called #52Covers through which he releases a new cover song each week to his YouTube Channel.  

Tom Butwin was raised on a healthy musical diet of George Harrison, Billy Joel, and Michael Jackson, and his folk-inspired brand of soul pop stands out when compared with the "grittier" sound usually associated with Detroit. Butwin uses acoustic instruments, horns, lush vocals, & radio-ready arrangements to fit right alongside singer/songwriters like Matt Wertz, John Mayer, & Jason Mraz, both on record and during live shows. 

Tom has shared the stage with such notable artists as Ernie Halter, Steve Moakler, Seth Glier, and Emily Hearn. He has also played many notable venues such as NYC's Rockwood Music HallThe Ark in Ann Arbor, MI, and Seven Steps Up in Spring Lake, MI while being prominently featured on WDET's Ann Delisi's Essential Music & Rob Reinhart's Essential Music, as well as on Ann Arbor's 107 One shows Tree Town Sound with Matthew Altruda, John Bommarito's Acoustic Brunch, and Martin Bandyke's morning show. Tom's television appearances include multiple performances on WJBK Fox 2 Detroit, WZZM 13 Grand Rapids, and a recent 2013 performance on WXYZ Detroit Channel 7. 

With his full band and acoustic duo performances, Tom Butwin is quickly becoming a Michigan festival staple after performances at the 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2016 Ford Arts, Beats, & Eats festivals, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016 Ann Arbor Summer Festival, 2013 Ann Arbor Art Fair, 2013 & 2014 Detroit River Days Festival, and his stand-out showing on the main stage and secondary stage at the 2009 Rothbury Music Festival alongside Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, & the Grateful Dead. 

This & Hereafter
2013's "This & Hereafter" was a product of a 14-day songwriting marathon that Tom embarked on during May of 2012. "I wrote and recorded a demo of a new song everyday, for 14 days straight, last Spring...and this album is what came of it," says Butwin of the creative exercise. Tom spent the remainder of 2012 polishing and recording the songs he wrote during those sessions for the album about to be released. "This & Hereafter" features some of Detroit's finest producers, engineers, and musicians and their work.


DISCOGRAPHY:

"A Different Stage" - Released July 2016 (Full)

"Live Sessions" - Released April 2015 (EP)

"This & Hereafter" - Released April 2013 (Full)

"Sunday Sessions EP" - Released September 2012 (EP)

"Sweet Days In London" - Released February 2012 (Single)


"Hello again." - Released May 2009 (Full)

"Live & Acoustic-12.27.08"-Released January 2009 (Live EP)

“Promotional Acoustic Demo”- Released July 2007 (EP)

“EP” - Released February 2006 (EP)

“Living Room”- Released 2004 (Full)