Yorkshire born and raised, Tom Townsend is a musician who grew up miles from the jazz capitals of the world which obviously inspire him. However, his new album ‘Leave It Up To Me’ goes to show that you don’t need the geography to be correct to make excellent roots music. From jazz to country via soul and blues, this is a great album on which the songwriter’s craft is on full show.
Townsend is not only an impressive writer but his hard work sees him run a record label, gigging, expanding his fan base and contacts across the UK and beyond, all the while turning out consistently good music. With any justice, ‘Leave It Up To Me’ will see him gain the acclaim on a national scale which he deserves.