On Friday, May 24th at 7:00 pm, popular singer/songwriter and Alaskan politician, Tom Begich will perform for the Carnegie Concert Series at the Bryan Main Library!
The bohemian son of a family steeped in Alaska politics and the product of a life of music and art, Tom Begich ’s music resonates with the stories and the conflicts of the human condition.
Part of the Alaska music scene in the early 1980’s, Tom dropped out and tuned in to the world of politics and business for a decade before finding his way back to local coffee shops and music festivals. Since returning to performing and recording, Tom has performed all over the country as a solo artist and accompanied by his wife, singer/songwriter Sarah Sledge. He has also opened for recording artists Kelly Joe Phelps, Anne McCue, the Santa Cruz River Band, Tim Mason, Stephen Fearing, Don Morrell, Paul Geremia, Randall Williams, Terry Holder, and Kim Richey just to name a few. He has appeared on XM Radio and performed live on numerous radio stations and on the nationally syndicated radio shows “West Coast Live", "River City Folk", "Paradigms", "The Camille Conte Show" and "In the Phone Booth (Anchorage Observer Internet Show)".
Tom has released six CDs, "Such a World" in 1997, "Hotel Metropol" in 1999, “Albuquerque Road” in 2001, “Cool Blue Light” in 2004/2005. His new release, "Traveling Through", was released in late 2014. Tom and "Bone Collectors" partner Tim Mason released their self-titled live CD, also in 2014, which is a compilation of music and spoken word.
In 2016 Tom was elected to the Alaska State Senate, becoming the first professional musician to be elected to that Legislative body.
The Carnegie Concert Series was created by Williams County Public Library as a way to showcase musical talent, both local and nationwide. The series has already featured talented musicians such as Ted Yoder, Jen Sygit, The Jalopy Brothers, and Olivia Millerschin. These events have limited seating so the library encourages attendees to arrive early. It is recommend for attendants to be age 10 and older. Doors will open half an hour before each show at 6:30 pm and will lock at 7:00 pm out of courtesy to the performer. All of the concerts are free to the public and are funded through donations.
The Tom Begich concert will take place in the Carnegie area of the Main Library, which is located at 107 E. High Street Bryan, OH 43506. For more information on the concert, please call 419-636-6734 ext. 274.