Bio His songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, the Band, Rick Danko, Ritchie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in England and Norway. His albums have sold well in Europe. One became platinum in the mid 90's. He played folk rock in Greenwich Village, NY in the late 60's and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early 80's. He walked out on the Nashville songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe. He now lives in Woodstock, NY and tours both America and Europe. He is admired by critics, fellow performers and perceptive music lovers who have bought the imported copies of many of his albums. Andy Hardin, Tom Russell's long time guitarist, called him 'the best solo performer he's ever seen.' As of this writing, April 20th 2005, he is about to release his 19th album 'Rebel Spring' Discography 1965 - Turn Away From The Storm 1969 - Euphoria 1971 - Pacheco and Alexander 1974 - Jefferson Starship recorded Tom's song 'All Fly Away' on their Dragonfly album. Richie Havens recorded the song 'Indian Prayer', co-written by Tom and Roland Vargas Mousaa, for Mixed Bag II album. 1976 - Swallowed Up in the Great American Heartland The Outsider 1985 - 85 Tides (unreleased) 1989 - Eagle in the Rain 1992 - Tales from the Red Lake. Steinar Albrigtsen's 1992 album, Bound to Wander, featured four songs by Tom. 1993 - Big Storm Comin' 1994 - Luck of Angels 1995 - Bluefields 1997 - Woodstock Winter 1998 - Bare Bones and Barbed Wire 1999 - The Lost American Songwriter (Bare Bones II) 2000 - Nobodies. Rick Danko's posthumously released album Times Like These featured two songs by Tom, 'People of Conscience' and 'You Can Go Home'. 'High Cotton' and 'If I should Fail' appeared on the Band's last album Jubilation 2002 - There Was a Time 2004 - The Long Walk. Year of the Big Wind (Bare Bones III) 2005 - Rebel Spring Venues 1. Turning Point - NY 2. South by South West, TX 3. Cafe Lena - Saratoga Springs 4. Narrows Art Center - Fall River, Mass 5. Cambridge Folk Festival - Cambridge, England 6. Colony Arts Center - Woodstock, NY 7. Guthrie Center - Great Barrington, NY 8. Unison Arts Center - Rosendale, NY 8. Skagen Folk Festival, Denmark 9. Big Kahuna - Bridgeton, ME 10. Steeplechase Coffee house - Avon, MA Quotes 'Tom Pacheco deserves to be mentioned in the same tones of reverence as John Prine, Townes Van Zant, Guy Clark and Steve Earl...Tom Pacheco is one of the most impressive singer/songwriters of our times.' - Hugh Gregory, Folk Roots 'These latest albums prove once again that Pacheco is one of America's most unjustly overlooked singer/songwriter...Tom Pacheco is a quintessentially American Songwriter. Every song is a gem.' - Paul Emile Comeau, Dirty Linen (Jan 5 2005) 'Perhaps Woodstock's finest songwriter.' - Gary Alexander, Woodstock Times 'A Master craftsman...Tom Pacheco is always worth listening to. In many ways his is a voice crying in the wilderness, just as Gutherie's was back in the time of the great depression, and Seeger's was in the fifties - and Dylan's was, when he gave voice to those unable to express their own fears and frustrations in the early sixties. In many ways, Tom Pacheco is continuing that great tradition of putting into words those thoughts and emotions which many of us feel but are unable to express with the eloquence and conviction that he does.' - Maverick Magazine, United Kingdom 'Tom Pacheco is indeed one of the great storytellers within the timeless span of folk, country and roots music, an exceptional vocalist and acoustic guitarist whose lyrics are ingenious.' - Johnny Andreasson, Fremtiden, Norway 'He's a brilliant observer, a philosopher for today, the kind of artist for whom lyric sheets were designed...one of the great discoveries of recent times.' - John Tobler, Country Music People 'With songs about peace, love and harmony tempered with a sharp political edge...Pacheco's music will continue to be relevant for some time to come.' - Olivia Doyle, Carlow Nationalist 'Perhaps Pacheco's trump card is that he understands the frailties of the human condition better than most...Tom Pacheco has put himself in the frame as one of todays finest writers and performers.' - Oliver P. Sweeney, Hotpress, Ireland 'Lyrically his songs are gems, from love laments to anti-war ditties, his wordsmithery is most impressive.' - Andrew Vaughan, Vox, England 'Tom Pacheco is without doubt a major league writer able to incisively examine politics both personal and communal with a clear eye and artist's intellect not in a self mystifying lyrical 'art' but with emotional clarity. He also writes damn fine tunes.' - Steve Morris, Beat Magazin.