Playing the famous Blind Pig in Ann Arbor was fantastic, but don't miss the Chicago version of the record release on Friday October 12th! See the Calendar for details!! Looking forward to getting back to Chicago and playing some loud music!! 


BIG NEWS! I have completed a new record called "Songs of Movement" which will be released on Detroit based Futureman records on June 29th 2018! Recorded throughout 2017 in three different studios,this is my first official "solo" record to go out under my name, rather than Your Gracious Host. It just felt a bit different while I was making this one, maybe a bit more personal, so I ultimately decided to make it a solo record. Here is a sneak peek at the cover. I am now accepting pre-orders on Bandcamp site, link to the right!!

 2017- Check us out this Friday night at the Flint Free City Art festival at the Chevy Commons! Friday August 18th at 7:00 pm! See Calendar for Details!


June 2017- The Ant Hall record release show was really fun, thanks to all who attended, as promised it was an excellent night of music! We have another show coming up fast on Friday June 30th at Tenacity Brewing in Flint! This will be record release "north"! Tenacity is a very cool micro brewery with a great atmosphere and delicious beer! It will be a fun gig, don't miss it! Here is a link to the FB event:

May 2017- Happy to announce the official Boomerang record release party will be taking place at Ant Hall in Hamtramck on Saturday, June 10th! Doors open at 8:00pm We will be playing with Touch the clouds and Detroit super group David Bierman Overdrive, who are also on the esteemed Gangplank Label. Take a look at the Calendar tab for more details! It is sure to be a really fun night of music, hope to see you there!  Also, remember the record is available for purchase or digital download on! Tom


March 2017- This is the Day! Boomerang has been released on Gangplank records label in Detroit!!! I am very excited about this record, I worked long and hard on it for the good part of two years. It was recorded mainly at Tempermill Studio in Detroit, produced by the almighty David Feeny (Blanche, American Mars) who has worked with countless Detroit artists including Jack White. He played pedal steel on Loretta Lynne's record from a few years back with three quarters of what was to become the Racontuers.

I am very happy with the direct, in your face guitar sound we got on this record, it is something I have been pursuing for some time without these kind of results. Again I am playing most of the instruments on the record, but got some great help from Bob Mervak on piano and keyboards. He is quite a player and really added to these songs. 

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 January 2017! Things are brewing...! Boomerang is coming around pretty soon! Artwork courtesy of MAC photography!


Update- December 2016- Wrapping up the new record, with a tentative tile of " Boomerang" Mixing is done and the next hurdle is mastering and it will be in the bag! Looking for a release in January or February 2017 with a CD release show most likely in February or March! Keep on the lookout for new updates after the new year!


Update- Fall 2016. Work continues on the latest record. I have been busy recording over several months at Tempermill studios in Detroit with Dave Feeny and also some recording in Chicago at Joyride with long time collaborator Brian Leach. Good progress being made and I am excited with the songs but still have a few more hurdles towards the finish line. I will try to keep this website much more up to date with progress reports, and certainly will complete a major overhaul once the record is completed.  Also, another reminder to like the Facebook Page if you are a fan! Thanks! Tom


Long overdue update: Meccanic Records is proud to announce the vinyl version of the new record The writers of our Destinty has finally arrived! It looks and sounds fantastic. It includes a code for digital download and will be available in physical stores as well as online. The record has also gotten some really nice press in the last few weeks, check out the reviews section for some of those! Also remember to like the Your Gracious Host Facebook page if you are a fan, I appreciate it. 


It is official! The new record has been released today on CD Baby, Bandcamp, Kool Kat, and more outlets soon, stay tuned. Here are the links to go purchase the record:

Vinyl will be available in July!


The new record set for release on June 1 2015 on CD Baby, Amazon, I tunes etc as a CD and Digitial Download. Vinyl will also be available for purchase in July. Tracks already being spun on Howard's Power Pop stew the week of May 21st!


The Writers of our Destiny- Your Gracious Host    Spring 2015.  A song cycle based around a short story. A man running from a past he wants to hide.  Will be released on Meccanic Records on Vinyl with a digital download. Keep eyes on calendar for upcoming gigs to support release.


Work is in full swing on a new Your Gracious Host record. Tom has been diligently working away over the last year and 1/2 at his home studio in Grand Blanc, MI and at Big Sky in Ann Arbor, MI.  There is a batch of about 17 songs that will be wittled down to 11 or 12 for the record...and this one is based on a short story Tom wrote last year. It will be on Meccanic released on on VINYL with a digital download.