Media

"Does a great job of reminding people of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it."Michael Stock, WLRN, Miami, FL


“Tom has been an active ingredient in shutting down two nuclear reactors, four incinerators, an LNG pipeline and a Nestle’s bottling plant. He does it with his organizing and with songs that inspire and educate.” Don Ogden, The Enviro Show, WXOJ-FM


“A coming together of Phil Ochs and Tom Lehrer,” Nick DiBiasio, WICN-FM, Worcester, MA


"Neilson brings together some of the finest elements of song & comedy."Tom Campbell, Lewiston Tribune


"Armed with guitars and vocal harmonies, Tom and Mark shoot from the hip on stage."Bruce Watson, Amherst Bulletin


"great documentation of people's stories and local history."Ron Bosch, MCTV


“This is the real thing and I’m quite glad it’s being done.” Sounds Celebrating Resistance


“If anyone wants a good dose of humor, compassion, and outrage in songs about real people’s struggles, Tom Neilson had the crowd lifting their voices from his first satirical rhyme. There were several songs in his line-up that skewered the behavior of the greedy and powerful in the media, corporate, and political world. Tom personalizes his show with an award-winning song about his childhood on a dairy farm in upstate New York. He brings together some of the finest components of poignancy and comedy, and has resulted in his winning several music awards.Tom was joined during the second set by the brilliant vocal harmonies of Kat Allen. The stage presence of the two was captivating. Alternating between lead and harmony, the two were on every nuance, in both the playfulness and passion of their songs.Tom is light, warm, funny, compassion-filled, heart-felt LIFE just pouring out of a guitar with a sharp wit, a seasoned experience, and a big fat uncompromising bunch of truth behind it. Go to his next concert to get a refresher course on what it means to be appropriately *fresh* ... and to support Tom. He's the kind of sweet & playful that we need around.”Keith Harmon Snow, Independent Investigative Journalist