I’m Thomas Oliver, a poet,songwriter, retired journalist, living on Tybee Island.
I created this website to promote my 2013 CD, “The Edge of America.” But it quickly became something more. You can now stream (play) all 42 of my studio-recorded songs, as well as over 30 demos.
Since January 2015, I have used it mainly as a landing spot for my Song Blog, where every few weeks I post a new demo of a song and the story behind it.
Tybee was hit by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Though I lost too many journals and writing, most of my early poems, which weren’t on any hard drive, were miraculously recovered. I decided to begin posting them, as well as newer poems, on the site beginning in January 2017. Along with audios of my reading them.
At the same time, I said, what the heck: put those artsy photo/edited pictures you keep taking and pestering all your friends with up on the site as well.
The site almost inadvertently makes note of where I’m playing, if I’m playing out. And, of course the requisite rave reviews of my music can be found here as well as the lengthy, and the “one-sheet,” bio.
As you would have to really, really want to spend some money here, and be willing to hunt for that opportunity, my real hope is that you find some enjoyment or consolation in my attempts at exploring the connections that matter most.
Oh yeah, sign up for the email alert to whenever I post a new song.
Take care and happy trails,