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PUBLISHED: 6:15 PM on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Folk stylist Tom May to perform
JUNEAU - An unforgettable voice, evocative melodies, and comforting warmth: Tom May brings unsurpassed acoustic music to the second of the new Juneau Arts & Humanities Council's Sunday Salon Series at the JACC Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

May is originally from western Nebraska and has called Toronto, Boston, St. Louis, Omaha, and now the Pacific Northwest home. On twelve and six string guitars, he accompanies his baritone voice with intricate stylings not often heard in folk music. Stories, humor, and occasionally even the Irish pennywhistle introduce the songs featured in his concerts.

Tom May has performed in every state in the Union, as well as Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and Belgium. In 1997 and 1998, Tom did a series of concerts throughout Alaska in honor of the Klondike Gold Rush centennial.

33 years as a professional musician has led Tom May to describe the "true wealth of the music business--the friends that you made and the folks you are lucky enough to have a chance to play for." He has lived a life performing, writing, and promoting this music that he truly believes in, "music that makes a difference."

The people who hear Tom are captivated by his unforgettable voice, evocative melodies, and a warmth that gives his performance a degree of musicality and professionalism unsurpassed in acoustic music.


courtesy of Tom May
  Learn more about Tom May and hear samples of his music at www.tommayfolk.com
Tom May will perform Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Tickets are $17 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 5, available online at www.jahc.org, at Hearthside Books, Rainy Day books or by calling 586-2787. You must be 21 or with a parent or guardian to attend.


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