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Tom VandenAvond on the Mounds

  • Music on the Mounds PO Box 131 Littlerock, WA 98556 USA (map)

LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE for an intimate show in the living room with one of the best singer-songwriters in the Pacific Northwest, Tom VandenAvond.


Bring your favorite dessert and drinks and celebrate our first show of the season with a warm and cozy house concert!

Tom VandenAvond is a contemporary ghost with a wisdom in his music that exceeds his years. His sound embodies the nature of solitary travel and the inevitable connections made from a life on the road. He has torn through his midwest roots and created an auditory imprint of the highways and byways, truck stops and roadsides of the afforded white line spectacles of the American construct. If you listen you can hear a long haul on the Christopher Columbus Transcontinental highway. 
He seems to take his notes from the rambling Jack Elliot handbook, a bit of a maverick, he's also not afraid of the odd straight job painting signs or slingin' beer. He is part John Prine and a bit of Mark twain. He has written some of the saddest songs I've ever heard, but most are coupled with a wink and a nod. He's like Rory Callahan in the Texan or Chuck Conners in the Riflemen with a guitar. A squint in his eye whether from the desert sun or the smokey respite of any bar U.S.A, you get the idea he knows something we don't and no matter how rough it gets there is comfort for the stock that he'll pull the ace from his sleeve and more or less come out on top.
Tom is a great act to catch when he flies solo but their is a great deal of magic in the company he keeps on his albums. The unparalleled talents of the Weary boys, Good luck Thrift Store, and members of the genre decimating Larry and his Flask (the Say Hey Kids when they play with Tom) have all thrown their efforts into his recordings. Each album has it's own feel and with his latest release "End Times", it's clear he can't make a bad album. Pick up the latest release but while your at it grab the others too and get to know your country. 

Listen and Buy Tom's Music HERE:

All contribution levels are suggested minimum amounts, so you're welcome to add extra funds for the band or to help with mandatory venue expenses. We appreciate all the help we can get in making this a fantastic private venue that we can all enjoy together. 

100% of your contributions through ticket sales directly benefit the musicians who play here. Making a contribution is sometimes referred to as "admission or buying a ticket", but this is not accurate. We call it contributing or participating, because Music on the Mounds is not a business that you buy something from, but rather a music co-op where we all pool our money together to pay for the fantastic music. 

People under 25 are welcome with a responsible adult who has researched and approved the venue and the bands and musicians specific to this event.

We can't wait to see you and your friends on the mounds!

Advanced registration only!

Earlier Event: February 28
Art and Appetizers on the Mounds!
Later Event: April 25
The Blackberry Bushes on the Mounds!