Incoming: Tom Maxwell (Squirrel Nut Zippers) Returns

Tom Maxwell cd

First new album in a decade for the Tarheel rocker arrives Aug. 26.

By Blurt Staff

After an almost ten year hiatus from recording, the former lead singer of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tom Maxwell returns with a new album, a new band (Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag) and a new book. Recall that Maxwell, with the Zippers from 1994-99, saw his tune “Hell” push the band into platinum-sales territory.

The new Tom Maxwell & The Minor Drag album was recorded with long-time Zippers producer Mike Napolitano and features guest vocals by Ani DiFranco., while the band itself features an array of Tarheel all-stars culled from the ranks of Lost In The Trees and The Old Ceremony. You can check out album track “Moonglow” over at American Songwriter.

Along with the new album, a memoir written by Maxwell about the Squirrel Nut Zippers’ strange rise, Hell, will be published by Oyster Point Press (formerly Pressque Publishing) on August 26th, simultaneous with the release of this album.

Tom Maxwell


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