Tom Portman – Train To Nowhere



“Train to Nowhere” is a new, raw, stripped back rootsy country blues album from Tom Portman, a Galway Native. It couples deft songwriting with intricate guitar and dobro playing that is the hallmark of Tom’s work. Portman is joined on this album by maestro Maciej (Magic) Zaworonek’s poetic harmonica lines.  The title track ‘Train to Nowhere” was penned by Australian songwriter Kevin Lym, to a Dobro melody Tom was playing as they busked & drifted their way around the south of France many years ago.  Tom’s songs on this album feature his wry humor, but also contain the subtle depth that one expects from a songwriter of Portman’s standing. The album also includes cover versions of Tom’s songwriting heroes Hank Williams, Tim O’Brien and Eric Bibb.