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About Hug Trees - Tom Freund & Friends

"Hug Trees," the new album from
critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Tom Freund.
On “Hug Trees” Tom brings his organic jazz and
rootsy vibe to the kids for the first time.
The theme of “Hug Trees” is getting children involved
with their environment and to enjoy nature, with a nod
to Freund's new home Venice Beach, CA. Whether
gathering seashells, walking the dog or hugging a
tree, Freund urges kids to get outside and keep it
moving. The album delivers an eco-friendly message
that we will all want our kids to hear and share for
future generations to come. The beauty of the music
is that it provides a means to connect “kid energy”
with nature’s energy in a fun and meaningful way.
To help spread the word, the NY-raised singer
rounded together a bevy of great musicians:
The album features a playful range of instrumentation
ranging from ukulele and mandolin, to stand up bass
and slide guitar. Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson)
and Richie Hayward (Little Feet) share drum duties,
Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne) plays pedal steel
and Stanley "the Baron" Behrens from Canned Heat,
is featured on saxophone. Guest artists on “Hug
Trees” include the ever-amazing Victoria Williams
who adds her beautiful voice and childlike playfulness
to "Seashells." Rising star Brett Dennen pulls double
duty by penning and singing on the rowdy "Party in
the Yard" and the lovely and talented Abra Moore
brightens up "Apple From The Tree."
"I hope people enjoy the album as much as we enjoyed
making it," says Freund. "Who knows, I might
have found a day job I love after all these years."
"I've been writing and making music for a long time.
Becoming a father just added a beautiful new layer to
the whole experience for me," says Freund. On “Hug
Trees” my daughter Delilah is my co-producer, my
audience, my muse. We created these songs together
over the last couple of years. It was very natural to
just go ahead and make a record."
The music bar was kept high on the new set as the
younger generation was only part of the focus. "I've
come to know full well that whatever my daughter is
listening to or watching, my wife Francie and I are
going to get a steady diet of. I tried to keep that in
mind when making Hug Trees, to live up to both
standards. I wanted it to be fun for kids and yet
remain sonically pleasing to parents on the 40th listen
in the car."
_______________________________________
Over the years Freund's "adult" albums have received
such accolades as:
"Every year the
mounting landfill of new
releases that threatens
to bury the working
music journalists yields
a few unexpected
gems, and Tom Freund
is one of them."
- THE NEW YORK
TIMES
"Freund clearly delights
in enigma. His vocals
could go from laconic to
impassioned without
such obvious trickery as
cranking up the volume. His lyrics are full of
curveballs."
- WASHINGTON POST
"Journeyman Freund is soundtrack ready. He made
an album that is all at once addictive, stylistically
diverse and honest to the core."
-MSNBC
Show More
Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

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About Hug Trees - Tom Freund & Friends

"Hug Trees," the new album from
critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Tom Freund.
On “Hug Trees” Tom brings his organic jazz and
rootsy vibe to the kids for the first time.
The theme of “Hug Trees” is getting children involved
with their environment and to enjoy nature, with a nod
to Freund's new home Venice Beach, CA. Whether
gathering seashells, walking the dog or hugging a
tree, Freund urges kids to get outside and keep it
moving. The album delivers an eco-friendly message
that we will all want our kids to hear and share for
future generations to come. The beauty of the music
is that it provides a means to connect “kid energy”
with nature’s energy in a fun and meaningful way.
To help spread the word, the NY-raised singer
rounded together a bevy of great musicians:
The album features a playful range of instrumentation
ranging from ukulele and mandolin, to stand up bass
and slide guitar. Michael Jerome (Richard Thompson)
and Richie Hayward (Little Feet) share drum duties,
Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne) plays pedal steel
and Stanley "the Baron" Behrens from Canned Heat,
is featured on saxophone. Guest artists on “Hug
Trees” include the ever-amazing Victoria Williams
who adds her beautiful voice and childlike playfulness
to "Seashells." Rising star Brett Dennen pulls double
duty by penning and singing on the rowdy "Party in
the Yard" and the lovely and talented Abra Moore
brightens up "Apple From The Tree."
"I hope people enjoy the album as much as we enjoyed
making it," says Freund. "Who knows, I might
have found a day job I love after all these years."
"I've been writing and making music for a long time.
Becoming a father just added a beautiful new layer to
the whole experience for me," says Freund. On “Hug
Trees” my daughter Delilah is my co-producer, my
audience, my muse. We created these songs together
over the last couple of years. It was very natural to
just go ahead and make a record."
The music bar was kept high on the new set as the
younger generation was only part of the focus. "I've
come to know full well that whatever my daughter is
listening to or watching, my wife Francie and I are
going to get a steady diet of. I tried to keep that in
mind when making Hug Trees, to live up to both
standards. I wanted it to be fun for kids and yet
remain sonically pleasing to parents on the 40th listen
in the car."
_______________________________________
Over the years Freund's "adult" albums have received
such accolades as:
"Every year the
mounting landfill of new
releases that threatens
to bury the working
music journalists yields
a few unexpected
gems, and Tom Freund
is one of them."
- THE NEW YORK
TIMES
"Freund clearly delights
in enigma. His vocals
could go from laconic to
impassioned without
such obvious trickery as
cranking up the volume. His lyrics are full of
curveballs."
- WASHINGTON POST
"Journeyman Freund is soundtrack ready. He made
an album that is all at once addictive, stylistically
diverse and honest to the core."
-MSNBC
Show More
Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

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