Thursday, April 28, 2022

Thomas Dollbaum - "Work Hard"

Photo by Cora Nimtz

Thomas Dollbaum, Florida born poet and carpenter now residing in New Orleans, is back with a new single, "Work Hard." There's no one quite doing Americana quite like Dollbaum. The new song has all of the elements of modern day folk and Americana. Dollbaum is singing in that earnest Southerner way, and the guitar has just the slightest hint of twang. And then a layer of indie rock fuzz and feedback slowly takes over. Sure, lots of folk artists have used feedback here and there on their songs, but I've never heard one use noise so abundantly or as its own instrument throughout.

Thomas Dollbaum says of his new song:

"I wrote 'Work Hard' thinking about people who try to do the right thing but have trouble keeping it together.  The song is from the perspective of a father to their child, but in general it’s about trying to express love for someone even when you're coming up short.”

You can watch the video for "Work Hard" below. Wellwood is due out May 20 on Big Legal Mess, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Thomas Dollbaum, check out the artist on Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

5/26 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
5/28 - Memphis, TN @ Bar DKDC
5/29 - Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
5/30 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Woodshop
6/02 - Philadelphia, PA @ House Show
6/04 - New York, NY @ Arlene's Grocery

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