Treasures Untold is a collection. 10 songs – 6 from the Great American Folksong Book and 4 Tom Brosseau originals recorded live at a private event in Cologne, Germany.
Tom Brosseau, his original guitar playing and the voice that NPR calls “one of the most arresting voices in folk music today.” No affectations, no effects, just the goodness of song and story.
Brosseau’s uncanny ability to curate a setlist by feeling the room creates the arc of the album. The sparse instrumental “Empire Builder” bends into a monologue for the city of Cologne, rises to a crescendo with “Today Is A Bright New Day”, and closes with the title song, the immortal Jimmie Rodgers classic “Treasures Untold.”
When you listen to this album, you are right alongside.
In Tom’s words, “with Treasures Untold I get to share a side of music that I haven’t necessarily
been able to do before, by exposing people to some of the great songs of yesteryear, songs that
have touched and influenced me, songs that when I first heard them I thought to myself, How
could I have even lived until now without hearing this before?”
“No artist possesses the same peculiar qualities as Brosseau….
The power of his performing persona is so strong that he can pervade the whole room with his subjective existence, making
time-warped acolytes out of his audience.” – BBC.com