consummate and gifted performer with a human & compassionate touch...one of the most savvy political songwriters I know.”

— Derrick Jordan, Vermont Citizens Awareness Network

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 is fabulous; politically cutting-edge, incisive, warm, & very funny. His raucous political satire & social commentary, quick wit, & pointed humor had everyone laughing & engaged.”

— Cathy Gilbert, Miami Dade Green Party

People are still talking about Tom's performance, which brought just the right balance of biting political commentary, humor, personal storytelling, and memorable music to our house concert. His songs, his voice, and his guitar wrapped it all up into one great package.”

— Vicki Ryder, South Florida Raging Grannies

Neilson brings together some of the finest elements of song & comedy.”

— Tom Campbell, Lewiston Tribune

Creative & compelling, he skewers the outrageous behavior of the greedy & powerful in corporations, the media, & government.”

— Ray Korona, Peoples' Voice Café Collective, NYC

With children he is remarkable for his unusual combination of playfulness, tenderness, and respectful forthrightness. He is 'way cool' and kids know it.”

— William Spademan, Creative Thought & Action

At AFD's founding convention in San Antonio, he showed the role of music in the political process.”

— Ronnie Dugger, Alliance For Democracy

Sophisticated lyricist, wonderful voice, superb educator.”

— Marie Falbo, Stone Soup Collective, Orlando, FL

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