Meet Thomas Csorba
Growing up in Houston was shaped my music in many ways. One of them is because of the influential artists that came from that area. At a young age, I learned of folks like Townes Van Zandt and Lightnin' Hopkins - these are two of the artists who shaped the way I viewed the world in my adolescence, and continue to influence me today. Learning about "Live at the Old Quarter" as a kid was especially important for me. There was something really special about that record being made just miles from my house. It became very tangible to me that Houston can be a breeding ground for some really incredible work.
The record also taught me something on the other side of the coin - the importance of live shows. The folks in that room with Townes experienced something so unique and transcendent, and as I sit and listen, I experience something wildly different. I listened to this record as a kid in a big, polluted city, and the world began to seem so manageable. In the same breath I knew the work I had to do. I had to write, and I had to hit the road.
Artist BioThomas Csorba is an Americana artist from Houston, TX who grew up listening to artists like Townes Van Zandt, Buddy Holly, and Woody Guthrie. Soon after immersing himself in these artists' work, he felt compelled to start making music of his own. He released his debut EP Kentucky in the spring of 2014. With this release, he secures his place among the storied voices of folk and Americana music. Melancholy and nostalgic, these songs were written for old souls. With the release of his sophomore album Hard Truths and Noble Lies the following year, Csorba continues to show his skills both lyrically and vocally. His debut full length record From the Foxhole hit the streets in March of 2017. This record, being Csorba's first complete work, is a record intertwined within itself. It isn't just a collection of songs, but instead, Csorba crafted one cohesive record. Csorba's songs throughout all of these releases - rustic, honest, and as mournful as they are sweet - recall the best of the artists he admired as a kid. His tunes, in that great tradition, are the offering of a man both weary and hopeful, a traveller on a long journey home.
The gig of a lifetime.
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