Old Lost John 5

Artist Bio

Influences:   Old leather bound books, seasoned wood, small birds, whispering winds and speaking trees, wounded hearts and weathered souls...

Tomas here. Once a woodsman and a horse-keeper, I now live in the city of Malmo, Sweden, writing and recording my dusky americana folk.

My albums are available from CDBaby, Bandcamp or my website. Downloads from iTunes and others, streaming on Spotify etc.

The tree/head album art was drawn by my good friend Susanne Samuelsson.

Songs (5)


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  • @dani312 2 days

    Hey thanks so much for your comments and suggestions for Burden of Me. You are totally right about the third line. I got caught up in keeping the text I’d orig written and squashed it in, which was a bold move. It always hit me the wrong way to hear that part, but I wasn’t sure what was bothering me about it. I was playing around with just shortening that line today and it was SOOOO much better. Thank you! 😀

  • @sueawesome 2 days

    could I ever thank you enough?!! that was amazing

  • @majordanby  5 days

    Thanks for listening to Make A Wish. To honest I think the riff was separate to the rest of the song and was bundled together to make an intro and evolved into the chorus. I’m not a singer, so the “nothing lasts forever” is me trying to make things interesting / to hide my lack of ability before letting Dan loose and smooth things out.

  • @wacha  6 days

    Thank you for your kind words on "Follow Me".

  • @sueawesome 1 week

    btw.. I think the chorus needs another line or even a little cleaning up, not sure so feel free to leave your mark in adjustments (I feel like I could spend a lot of time editing the whole thing and adding so much more to the story, but it's probably better off left as is, I like that I got it all out in just an hour. plus.. I could always write more of the story in another song.. )

  • @sueawesome 1 week

    that's exactly the one 😀

    only if you want!

    are you feeling any better?

  • @quork  1 week

    And you could bend it to an E. Very cool.

  • @quork  1 week

    It would be crazy if the Bb harp worked. It looks like you would have the 1,4,5 notes of D but no other notes without bending. I'll have to give it a whirl. Regardless, it sounds excellent. Re. harp with minor key songs, I've really been enjoying playing third position (one tone down - i.e. G harp for Am). There are lots of opportunities to bend notes. In fact it's a requirement on the lower holes. Once you get the hang of it it's a very cool sound.

  • @quork  1 week

    Thank you for commenting on The Only Way Out Is Through. I think it has lots of potential. If you have time I’d love to hear your thoughts on Am I the Right Guy, a bluesy, harp filled story of a senile dementia patient who busts out.

  • @sueawesome 1 week

    oh my goodness I didn't think you were fawming this year.. so excited to take a listen. I wrote a song the other day for a skirmish (been stalling out and blocked by storms I guess), was really surprised how it came out and thought.. yeah.. tomas could do that justice

  • @pumpkinhead 1 week

    Thanks for your comment. I don't like to give away too much in y lyrics but rather have them open for interpretation and in Revolution I have the idea of going a different direction from what we have now when it comes to the growing egos and not making this place a good place for our children. What direction to go I cannot tell anyone... maybe a musical one? Change is way overdue anyways, that I do believe. You were right about life stories and characters for sure though. Peace brother.

  • @boostock 1 week

    Thanks for your kind words Tomas, eller man får tacka!!! I found your homepage yesterday and damn, you've got a lot of good songs, they're all my cup of tea! Good stuff! Hörs! 😉

  • @spinhead  1 week

    Ah, your comments on "Don't Want to Sleep" are solid and helpful. And "River Song"—'every syllable sits perfect'—marvelous. (I did not search for 'pretty young girl' then or now; good call.)

    Here's hoping you post something soon.

  • @driftwood1  2 weeks

    Hope you're around this year. I always enjoy your stuff.

  • @highmountain 2 weeks

    Tjena moss!

  • @bhaile  2 weeks

    Good to see you here! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve got up your sleeve this year 😀

  • @pumpkinhead 3 weeks

    Happy fawming dear ol' chap.

  • @natrin 3 weeks

    Hello! Happy FAWMing!

  • @mikedebenham  3 weeks

    Always a pleasure to see you back, Tomas. Have a great FAWM.

  • @alboe 3 weeks

    Tomorrow's the big day, I hope you'll have a great FAWM.

  • @spinhead  3 weeks

    Oh yeah; mandosynthpop.

  • @spinhead  3 weeks

    Is this the year you go all 80s synth pop?

  • @izaakalexander 4 weeks

    Glad to see you here! Best of luck with your FAWM!

  • @max  4 weeks


  • @stuartbenbow  5 weeks

    Happy FAWM!