MAY 19: Tom Kurlander, musician

Please join us as we welcome Tom Kurlander to City Books on Saturday, May 19 at 7 PM. The event is free, but donations will be accepted that night on behalf of 21Voices.org, an organization that, through the power and scope of film, music, art and media, aims to drive awareness, understanding and compassion to serious social and health issues like Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tom’s Sugar Burn Sessions is an album filled with exemplary musicianship and soaring guitar solos. The prolific songwriter is known for his thoughtful, sometimes piercing lyrics, tied to strong melodies. His live shows can be explosive, combining a driving arena rock sound with resonant storytelling and dynamic arrangements. Tom’s music has been described as “a cross between Dylan and the Rolling Stones.”

In addition to Tom’s solid reputation as a compelling live musical performer, he’s also known for his work as a film and television actor, appearing in such films as Young Guns II, Kindergarten Cop, Dave, and Flatliners.

His sound is classic rock — fresh but timeless. Musically, Mr. Kurlander has clearly been influenced by the great rock bands and singer-songwriters who’ve paved rock history, combining heartfelt and genuine lyrics reminiscent of Neil Young and John Lennon, while evoking a rock sound that echoes The Who, U2, and Bruce Springsteen. The album marks the sophomore effort by the musician originally from New York City whose debut album, entitled Work, is also available.