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The importance of being Shackleton

"An Epic, eclectic adventure in poetry and sound"

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The Importance of Being Shackleton

by The Tomes

"The Importance of Being Shackleton" was inspired by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and our home city of Houston, TX. Thematically, this album is a juxtaposition of the restless spirit of adventure with the beauty and grit of the city. This album is a journey. We hope you love it. 

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THE TOMES is a rock and roll band from Houston, TX.

"A spicy hash of folk, alt-pop, and blues rock." -The Houston Press

Vocals, Guitar, Trombone, etc. / Jeff Paxton

Drums / Mike Pena

Bass / Nils Aardahl

MC, Visual Design / Kevin Hritz

Background Vocals / Rachel Paxton

Other featured musicians: Trumpet / Scott McCormick,
Saxophone / Derek Brown, Cello / Francesca McNeeley