Tom Sless comes to Helena, MT on the Big Sky Beer Run, supporting 16 independent breweries across nine states in the mountain time zone and more.
Call it Americana Rock, call it Springsteen meets Stapleton, call it what you will. Fort Worth-based, Jersey-native Tom Sless (and, by proxy, his music) isn’t interested in labels.
Just as his forthcoming second album “Heartland Ballerina” (produced by Tim Lightyear [Shane Smith & the Saints; Lowdown Drifters]) blurs the lines between 60s singer-songwriter, 70s Heartland, 80s synth-rock, and modern Americana, Tom’s live performances will keep you guessing. And it’s intentional.
With jumps between vulnerable could-be-true stories to upbeat straight-ahead rock, from making you think to not thinking at all, Tom plays with expectations, reminding us that to truly be free, we have to let go of any and all limiting forces.
“When you label yourself into a box, you trick yourself into believing in limitations,” Tom says. “Open your mind to everything, and you can have it all.”