From the lush hills of East Tennessee to the noisy streets of Los Angeles, songwriter and singer Tom Horne reaches into the depths of his own psyche with the stunning solo debut, WORD SALAD, a dark musical journey where traditional instruments and clean, clear lyricism are infused with haunting production and counter melodies. Described as a mix of Tom Waits and John Prine, and heavily influenced by Mark Lanegan and Bob Dylan, Horne\'s scratchy vocals add to the genuine moody feel and are sometimes contrasted with background vocals by Co-Producer Stephanie Riggio\'s ethereal sound. Horne has had his share of demons from within and without, and WORD SALAD both exorcises and offers hope through the power of music. TOM writes: \'WORD SALAD has been described as 'dark' and 'haunting', and that's exactly what I wanted it to be. I've never been one to walk on the sunny side of the street. I find more truth in shadows, the underbelly, places where others would rather not go or pretend to ignore. I've spent a lot of time in such places. Sometimes it's comfortable, other times it's scary. And I'm not just talking about physical locations on a map, but of the mind as well. I can easily slip into these places of memory, how a certain situation felt, misery, fear, one's own mortality. All these things are as stark to me as the day they happened. They're not hard to find. It's all right outside your front door.\'