The Reverend
Tom Swiss
and his Eclectic Acoustic Maneuvers

Singing Songs of Love and Other Dangers

Including original music based around poetic lyrics and covers ranging from centuries-old folk songs to 21st century rock and roll, Tom Swiss's eclectic acoustic music was once described by a bystander as sounding like "a combination of Jim Morrison and Jello Biafra". Besides numerous venues in and around Baltimore, he has played at events including the Ellicott City Fall Festival, Wisteria's Cornstalk Festival, the Free Spirit Gathering, and the Instant Gratification series of multimedia art happenings.

Upcoming/Recent Shows

Saturday June 18, I'll be playing at the Free Spirit Gathering in Darlington, MD

Sunday, February 28th, 7-10pm at 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden (1117 W 36th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211) Leap Day doesn't count! So come out Leap Day Eve, February 28th (Sunday), 7-10pm, to 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden. I've got some new songs written during my "Fun A Day" project in January, plus old originals, traditional folk songs, and my usual eclectic mix of covers from Dylan to the Dead Milkmen. Maybe I'll throw in a poem or two. Plus, you know, wine. Don't miss it!

Thursday, February 4th, Gallery 788 (3602 Hickory Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21211) I'll be performing February 4 at the opening for the Gallery 788 One-A-Day show. I'll be doing a music and poetry set, and will also have some pieces on display.

Live Recordings

Tom's demo album of original live music, Lo Fi, No Talent, is now available for free download.

Video from February 4, 2016 at 788:

(YouTube's choice of image is funny here, I'm not really trying to eat the microphone...)

Video from January 3, 2009 performance at the Baltimore Ethical Society:

And a new musical project with an entirely different sort of sound:

Tom Swift and the Electric Monk

Experimental electro-primitive improv

A new project, experimentally mixing the high-tech with the primitive. Laptop meets shakuhatchi. Electric guitar meets kubing.

More information coming soon.

See Tom's homepage for upcoming dates.

You might also be interested in his poetry.