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Monday, September 29, 2008

Best of 2008: Tom Thumb

THE BEST of 2008 (so far!) SERIES :

At the heart of the Boston folk scene is the best Boston Album Release to date in the young 2008. It's "The Taxidermist" by Andy Arch whose nom de guerre - Tom Thumb - serves him well.

Arch has a very pleasant, easy-going nature. But this appearance belies the fact that this artist is a ferocious tiger of a musician - a quality that emerges during performances and recording. Andy performs all parts and instruments on the tracks on "The Taxidermist" with few exceptions.

They have a term for this - I believe it's called genius... (But I won't say that because it would upset Andy.) I saw this first hand when Tom played one of the RSL Live Music Showcases in Cambridge. (All the performers were great - my jaw was on the floor half the night.) The music of Tom Thumb is a an absolute feather in Boston's cap.

"The Taxidermist" gets 4.5 of 5 stars! It's a must-have record!




Boston's Andy Arch is 'Tom Thumb'


What's Hot: Tom Thumb joins some pretty sensational talent -The Best of 2008 List is coming - but here are some of the records we have told you made the list in recent days: album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, album, and album. Think of it as a shopping list of contemporary good taste and this list will continue to grow until it needs to - you can check out 2007's Hot List for the First Half, here.)

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