Tom Goss is a unique voice among gay singer-songwriters: a former Catholic seminarian turned guitar-toting troubadour whose heartfelt lyrics, hooky melodies and quirky charm have earned him a dedicated national following.
An unabashed romantic, known for his songs about love and longing, Tom's story is a mix of struggle and spirit. A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, he spent his high school and college years as a wrestler, leaving the family sport of gymnastics for one better suited to his teenage aggression. Following a brief stint as a teacher, he moved to Washington, DC in 2004 to enter Catholic seminary. It didn't go as planned, and he abandoned his quest to become a priestbut not his desire to spread a message of hope and reconciliation through his music.
Now he's winning followers across the country while still finding time to lead and raise funds for a DC nonprofit called Charlie's Place that provides free meals, clothing and social services to the homeless. It's the perfect day job for a man who lives what he sings.
AllMusic lauds Tom's "impassioned performances that aim higher and strike deeper," and he was called ""bold, strong, crisp, edgy and emotionally stirring" by Music RVA. We hope you'll join us on June 21 for what is sure to be an amazing night at the Casa Phoenix.
Casa Phoenix (View)
1307 Corcoran St NW
Washington, DC 20009