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Tom Kozlowski

Member sinceNovember 14, 2007
LocationColumbus, Ohio
MembersTom Kozlowski
InfluencesTracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega, Richard Thompson
Artist Biography:
CD "Between Two Fires"

All Songs Copyright 2007 Tom Kozlowski
("Eternity Hotel" Lyrics by Roy Bentley)

Tom Kozlowski is a singer/songwriter currently living in central Ohio with his wife Carey, two cats, and
five guitars. He is a self-taught musician, writing songs since he was ten years
old, though in recent years he has studied formal composition and guitar with
central Ohio composer Richard Smoot. His influences have been many,
and range from folk to rock to classical music. The themes of his songs
include world events, as well as spirituality, and the “inner space” we all share.
He loves to read poetry and is a big fan of Flannery O’Connor’s short stories.
His idea of the perfect day(aside from writing a new song) is a hike in the
Rocky Mountains with Carey, where once, on such a hike, they were visited by a raven
on the trail for the better part of an hour, and he took that to mean an omen of good
things to come. He believes it’s best for his songs to speak for themselves,
because, he says, revealing too many secrets, will, in the words of a native American
shaman “diminish the power of one’s magic”.

Tom plays primarily in smaller, intimate venues, such as coffee houses,
parties, and small clubs.

Though he is not outspoken on the subject of politics, Tom hopes the next few years will see new leadership
in the USA and the world, statesmen who will stand for social justice and stand
against unnecessary aggression to solve our problems.

Although “Between Two Fires” is Tom Kozlowski’s first formal release, it is by no means his first collection
of songs. He has many songs in his catalogue, and future releases will certainly be

More by Tom Kozlowski:

All the Light I Had at the Time
American Dream
Breaking and Entering in the Night Season
Eternity Hotel
Fighting Equilibrium
Girl On A Bridge
Grace Work Cafe
Gypsy of Seattle
Heartbeat Away
I Wish I Knew
In The Pocket
Instructions For a Sky Burial
Jagged Edge
Keeper Of Dreams
Like a Pearl


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