When the Hurricane Comes
Tom Dalton is a native South Floridian and has lived most of his life in "hurricane country." He is a singer/songwriter and guitarist and has performed his songs from Florida to California. Tom is also a board certified music therapist and a mental health counselor and has used music to help people of all ages. He lives in Palm Beach County with his wife, daughter, two dogs, two cats and a parrot. For years Tom has used his songwriting skills to help people through the music therapy process. He has worked with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of needs using the power of music to help transform their lives. Tom has worked with people with developmental disabilities, Autism, Downs Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities and severe emotional disturbances. He also specializes in helping children and families who have experienced grief and loss in their lives from the death of a loved one. The songs on "When the Hurricane Comes" were written as a way of helping those who live in areas affected by hurricanes to better prepare before, during and after a hurricane. The songs not only integrate essential information about hurricane facts, history, evacuation zones, shutters and supplies, but also provide emotional comfort and support for families and individuals experiencing hurricanes. The songs share the experience of preparing, living through and enduring the aftermath of major hurricanes. About the Songs 'When the Hurricane Comes' - This modern rock song expresses the challenge and frustration of having to deal with hurricanes each year. 'Miami Beach' - A Latin styled song that expresses the beauty of living in South Florida and why we are willing to endure hurricanes each year. 'Category 5' - A humorous, blues styled, "tongue in cheek" song about living with hurricanes and being 'over prepared.' 'Nothing' - This mellow 'ala Pink Floyd styed' rock song addresses the losses many have experienced after a major hurricane and finding meaning through the experience. It was written after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew. '2 Steps Forward' - A modern rock song that describes the slow recovery after a hurricane and the value of persistence and determination. 'During the Storm' - A soothing and comforting, jazz styled song that provides important information about what to do during the hurricane. 'Get the Facts Man' - An upbeat, rockabilly, song designted to teach and help us remember important hurricane facts you need to know. 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' - In a reggae style this song discusses the decision making process of how one decides to stay or leave during a hurricane. 'Hurricane History' - A light, jazzy song that tells the history of the major hurricanes from 1900 to present. 'Sometimes I Get So Scared' - A children's song that validates a child's fear and provides reassurance of family safety while letting them know that it is ok to be scared. 'Hurricane Supplies Song' - This country, folk/rock song integrates a useful list of supplies one needs to purchase for hurricane preparedness. 'Evacuation Blues' - In a 12-bar blues framework, this song describes how to identify if you are in an evacuation zone. 'Shutters on the Windows' - This 70's style rock song ala 'CCR,' provides information about choosing the right shutters for your home. 'Waves Crashin'' - A Modern Rock song that celebrates the deep relationship we have with the ocean.