March 21, 2022

“Rebound,” the new single from my forthcoming album, “The Year I Spent In Space,” is out today! Please visit it on your favorite music service. Also check out this premiere from Americana Highways. And tune in this am to my favorite SoCal radio station 88.5. Some upcoming shows listed as well. (all details below)
Big Hugs, T

Rebound on all streaming platforms

See the premier in Americana Highwaysmagazine

Honored to be played on Real Radio!!! Nic Harcourt is spinning “Rebound” as today’s “Fresh Squeezed Track of the day” at 8:15 &10:15 on 
88.5 FM Radio Morning Show with Jet

Upcoming Concerts in SHOWS section, here’s a couple:

***Some upcoming shows – more TBA soon

Sat Mar19 2022 Tom Freund
The Conference Room Playa Vista, CA
 – outdoor full band ASG Presents

Sat Apr23 2022 Tom Freund
The Folk Music Center, Claremont, CA, US
 – w/ a few special friends

TUE Jul20 2022 open for Ben Harper & the Innoncent Criminals
Z7 Konzertfabrik, Pratteln, Switzerland

Come visit the new #TrulyMellow store at

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January 18, 2022

He Was A Friend Of Mine – Happy Holidays

I hope this finds you well and sweet and your life complete. These are not easy times, but we shall count our blessings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. As I hinted in my last email: NEW SINGLE ALERT with my all time chum Ben Harper! Also below, a stellar review for “Disneys America” released on Dec 10th. This one-two musical punch has brought me some good excitement for the holidays. Best to you and yours, Tom

“He Was A Friend Of Mine” – Tom Freund and Ben Harper

Proud to say that I recorded, mixed and produced this track from my studio…

December 17, 2021, Mad Bunny Records is proud to announce the release of “He Was A Friend of Mine”, a fresh take on a traditional folk song created by longtime friends and fellow musicians Tom Freund and Ben Harper. The earliest known version of the song is titled “Shorty George,” and it was first collected by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in 1939, describing it as a “blues” that was “a dirge for a dead comrade”…
Freund and Harper’s arrangement, and the musical interplay of their voices, as well as Tom’s guitar and Ben’s unmistakable lap-steel slide, give this traditional tale new warmth and sentiment. Lush and masterful, it is enhanced by the long and endearing real friendship between the two who met 30 years ago and have collaborated many times over the years.
It was recorded at Freund’s Venice beach studio and is being released digitally on Harper’s own Mad Bunny Records.

And From Ben’s Post:

In 2022 it will be 30 years since Tom and I released our duo album “Pleasure and Pain.” We have continued to collaborate consistently off and on since then, both recording and touring together. I’ve known Tom longer now than I haven’t known him, and that’s long. To have a friend to walk through the world with is rare and something I hold most dear. Something I cherish more each passing day.
Hey Tom, let’s do another 30.
#duet #tomfreund #folk #americana #acoustic #slideguitar #fric

“Disney’s America” News:

This is the first single from the album ‘The Year I Spent In Space,” coming out in Feb/March of the 2022!! Here is the Premier from Glide Magazine:

Also read here from Americana UK

And listen away on all channels here

Tonight is the final Holdstrong Thursday of 2021. It’s gonna be a hoot and a holler! We had so much fun doing this this residency at The Venice West with so many friends and guests & gr8 people in the crowd. #Holdstrong Thursdays #VeniceVibes Tix:

And to all a goodnight, Hugs, Tom

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December 13, 2021

Holiday Releases: Disney’s America…Plus!

It’s that time of year again and I’m feelin’ pleased to tell you about some cool stuff coming out and gigs happnin’ before the year is up! Tonight at midnight, Friday, my cover of Graham Parker song “Disney’s America” is released; and available now for Pre-save (which really helps us artists make a bigger splash on the day it comes out). Here is the link:

GP and I jammin and hangin’  #hero #grahamparker #disneysamerica out Dec 10th on all platforms. Scene

from “This Is 40″ w/ them:

***AND Here is a hint who I will also be putting out a single with VERY SOON, still in 2021! seen below graciously promoting some of my new merch. My buddy Ben Harper is indeed #TrulyMellow

***2nd special Christmas Surprise, a duet of friends, on his own Mad Bunny Records, so STAY TUNED!

And yes the #HoldStrong Thursday gigs at The Venice West are still going strong, 3 more before ’22

We have had such a blast playing every week with fantastic band and guests in the old hood.

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January 12, 2021

Freezer Burn 2020

No time like the present to present “Freezer Burn” – the video. Feel the burn 🔥 baby 🥶 Hopefully this video shot by the amazing Wally Pfister and starring Loan Chabanol & myself will be a nice escape into the armageddon stratosphere from all the election tension and release‼️ Premiered here by the awesome 😎 American Songwriter: read the story behind it and watch it now 🙏 #freezerburn #adiostrump

straight to the video: on You Tube/ Truly Mellow Channel
Tom Freund – Freezer Burn (Official)

Ok That’s all for now, here’s some notes I posted on Saturday, Take Good Care, Tom
NY is swingin’! The ties that Biden / Harris!! Bring on the new frontier for the US of A! A chance for empathy, compassion, fairness and maybe even some music to return to the White House! 🤷‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️ 🇺🇸 🎶 💪 A collective spirit is in the air in New York today I can see a lot of smiles under the masks if you know what I mean 😷 #jazz

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August 27, 2020

Homer Simpson’s Clouds Video and Bday Live Stream

 Hi all, hope you are well wherever you are. Super excited to share the video for “Homer Simpson’s Clouds (Day Of The Locust)” premiered here by Glide Magazine

Video On Youtube:

Video produced by Surfer Jack productions, Venice, CA. Directed by Swampy Marsh, animation by Bernie Petterson, edited by Lauren Crist. Additional animation by Michelle Hiraishi, Dota Sota and Patricia Pham. 
Copyright © 2020 Tom Freund Music, All rights reserved. 
Thanks for joining 

Our mailing address is: 
Tom Freund Music PO Box 1591 Venice, CA  90294-1591

***I’m playing a very special virtual concert at the Ojai Underground Exchange, with my bud Wally Ingram, this Friday August 28th @7pm PST. They run a classy looking and sounding stream, at a club I’ve played twice before with people in the audience…remember that?! Now from the comfort of your living room. 
The show also happens to fall on my birthday so there will be CAKE: come share it with me.
Event on FB

PS. As many of you have been tuning into my Fridays With Freund, I will return, beginning with the above concert/live stream and then some regular broadcast shows, please stay tuned, it fills my heart doing it and feeling y’all out there.

PPS. The Freund store is always open, hit me up at for any merch goodies!

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