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Tom Prasada Rao writes songs of extraordinary power evoking his Indian heritage and his love of R&B.

A musician’s musician, an award-winning songwriter, teacher and producer – Tom joyfully returns after a year recovering from cancer, with a bunch of new songs in his head including “Back to What Lies Ahead”.

Known for his powerful and concise songs, his unique guitar style, and his smooth voice, TPR was born in Ethiopia and, fresh from his 15 year exile in Texas, has returned to Washington, DC.

He has been a fixture on the singer-songwriter scene since winning the Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition in 1993, and will soon resume touring around the country playing festivals and house concerts, teaching songwriting (UVA and Summer Songs), and producing albums for likes of Johnsmith, David LaMotte, Rachel Bissex, The Sherpas, and many others.

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