This EP is a concentrated effort to expand on Tom’s ability as a songwriter, and it’s worked. The three facets on display: the voice, the guitar, and the lyrics all are used to craft emotional stories that wouldn’t easily fit with Trucker Diablo’s fist-swinging bravado. What Tom’s done here is tease us about his ability as an everyman’s songwriter, telling tales that anyone can relate to in a palatable and subtle fashion, while letting us know that Tom Harte is someone to keep an eye on.
REAL ROCK AND ROLL
As front-man of hard-rocking powerhouse Trucker Diablo, Tom Harte has wow’d crowds all over the world. Recently, he’s also released tracks as a solo artist, and I am loving every single one of these new tunes. Harte and Trucker Diablo hasve always had a real knack for knock-out ballads, and he’s showing off those chops as a solo artist as well. “What About Us” is an excellent example of his powerful vocals and lyrics.