Tom Breiding, local Americana, folk-rock artist, and celebrated writer, chronicles small-town America through original music.
Tom Breiding, local Americana, folk-rock artist, and celebrated writer, chronicles small-town America through original music. His songs tell the stories that history has all but forgotten – stories that sink so deep into a person’s psyche that they have to be told again. A singer in the traditions of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seger, and Pittsburgh’s own Anne Feeney, Tom’s music is especially relevant in today’s tumultuous times.
Tom’s work has taken him all over the U.S. and through every back road and coal town of his home state, West Virginia. He is also a regular performer at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Woody’s hometown of Okemah, OK. The Carnegie Carnegie is thrilled to welcome him to the Studio for the next installment of our Listen Locally Downstairs series.
2021/11/17 - 2021/11/17
Additional time info:
Prior to the performance, the Espy Post, Civil War Room, will be open for tours from 6:15 - 6:45.
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall is home to one of the last remaining Grand Army of the Republic Posts left in the country! The Capt. Thomas Espy Post No. 153 was chartered in 1879 and moved into the library in 1906.
When the last Civil War veteran member died in 1938, the Room was locked and left undisturbed for 50 years – it became a virtual time capsule.
Not only does it house invaluable artifacts, but the room itself provides a unique historical record of the first part of the century. It was lovingly restored in 2010.