Grass Punks is Tom Brosseau's first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date. Themes of the album include emptiness of a false dream, loyalty, betrayal and perseverance. It was recorded and produced by Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek) in a room in a house near the 101 Freeway in Hollywood, California 2011-2012. Since 2010, Brosseau has also performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, a band devoted to the current American folk music revival, whose members also include Dan Bern, Willie Watson, Greg Leisz, Jerry Roe and Sebastian Steinberg. In 2011, Reilly and Brosseau recorded a 7? vinyl single entitled John & Tom that was produced by Jack White for Third Man Records. The LP component is on bone colored 180 gram vinyl.