We Love You Tom, written by Kathryn Sutherland, is ode to Tom Waits. Featuring Simon Kendall on keys, Kathryn on lead vocals/electric guitar, Albert Klassen on electric guitar/vocals and Jason on drums. Albert and Simon are my back up vocals (COFA).
I wrote the song, in 2008, after listening to Tom Waits Black Rider album on repeat, my dear friend Celia lent it to me, after I saw the November Theatre performance of the Blake Rider, at the 2008 Vancouver Push Festival. Based on the original play by Tom Waits and William S Burroughs.
I dedicated the song to Barbara a bright light gone too soon.
“because i said i would”
Image by Cooper Sutherland-Corrigan