Songs from the Bus Stop
Thomas Starks Acoustic songwriting is music and artist stripped bare. There's not much cushion between performer and audience. It's all out there. So it takes a special performer to pull it off and pull it off with flying colors. That special performer is Thomas Starks of Seattle, WA. His music echoes the purity of the universe as well as the pain and pleasure of being human. He finds a unique resonance with which to communicate his heart and soul to listeners. Thomas Starks puts it all on the line and comes out shining. Not Words Alone Sometimes the experiences of the human soul are beyond adequate expression through words alone and something more is needed. Music is the greatest reflector of the human heart, capturing all it's subtleties and nuances better than anything else could. Thomas Starks knows that in a dark corner, music is the boldest and best thing to become immersed in. "When I know that life has brought me to a point that mere words cannot describe, music brings me home." Emotion Confronting and exploring emotions is at the heart of the best songwriting and by dealing with these elements in their purest form, Starks is able to create music that appeals to a broad base of people; his songs are capable of netting fans from across a broad spectrum, because his messages are universal. "As a songwriter, I deal with emotions on a daily basis; as a musician, I take in the music around and attempt to blend the emotions with the melodies." Hope There are times when the shadows descend so heavily that it's hard to see that hope really does still exist. This is another service of music that Starks' songs touch on. The right music is always capable of finding the light of hope, regardless of how sad a subject is being addressed. A distraught listener can find a smile again if the right song is being played. Catharsis is nearby when the music of a true musician is handy. A musician such as Thomas Starks. "Music allows me to feel as though there is still good in the world, and that's always a good thing." Expansion Starks is starting locally and expanding outward. It's inevitable that the ripples of Starks' songwriting should spread across the country. His music is deeply touching and infectious and is certain to inspire a wildfire of word of mouth. He is currently hitting the Seattle area with a view to casting the net wider to the Pacific northwest at large and down the west coast to California. From there, there's no stopping him. As for songwriting ... "That process never stops," says Starks. And he has found the right vehicle in Seattle, to cut his first album to release on a public that will benefit greatly from the experience of Starks' songwriting. Keep on the lookout for "Songs from the Bus Stop". Dreams "When all is said and done, and I'm gone," says Starks, "I hope they remember that I was here. And I hope the music speaks for itself when I can no longer use words." "Thomas Starks songs are touching and emotionally stirring in a way that is genuine and truthful." - A&R Select.