We Love You Tom, written by Kathryn Sutherland, is an ode to Tom Waits.
I wrote the song, in 2008, after listening to Tom Waits Black Rider album on repeat, a lend from Celia B.
I had just seen, Calgary based, November Theatres amazing performance of the Black Rider at the 2008 Vancouver Push Festival.
I have loved Tom Waits music and career choices for a very long time.
I was forever changed reading William S Burroughs in the 80’s.
Simon Kendall on keys and Kathryn on lead vocals/electric guitar, Albert Klassen on electric guitar/vocals and Jason on drums.
Albert and Simon are the COFA back up singers.
This song was originally arranged with Push3, then with Hello(again) and finally with my trio.
I dedicated this song to my friend Barbara M. after her abrupt passing.
Barbara was always about trying new things out, keeping one’s perspective positive, sharing women’s aging and health information with me and constantly creating your own story.
Watch We Love You Tom video on my Youtube channel.
“because i said i would”
Image used with permission from Cooper Sutherland-Corrigan