COL. TOM & THE AMERICAN POUR – canadian honky tonk


I met Colonel Tom about 13 years ago on a Summer’s patio on College Street in Toronto, after I’d photographed his sweet pup, Henry, who’d been lying by his feet as The Colonel sipped his pint… 13 years later I got to capture his beautiful boy, Beaumont.

“Tom Parker is a Toronto-based country singer.  Alongside his band, the American Pour, the Colonel sings and plays traditional country music.  He also writes his own songs, and you’ll be able to hear a whole new batch of them when he releases the first American Pour recording Work. Horse. on Toronto’s Cameron House Records in Spring 2015. You want to dance? Colonel Tom will provide all manner of two-step, waltz, and polka for your rug-cutting pleasure. You want to wallow in your sorrows? Happy to oblige! The Colonel takes great delight in helping you wend your way around whatever or whoever has brought you to this sorry state. You want to drown in a river of whiskey? Ha! He does too!


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