|Origin||Burlington, Vermont, USA|
|Genres|| Modern rock |
|Labels|| Doolittle Records |
Blue Rose Records
Todd Thibaud is a singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was a co-founder of the group Courage Brothers, a power pop group of the early 1990s, before establishing himself as a solo musician in the late 1990s and 2000s.
Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material, including lyrics and melodies.
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles (124 km2) with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in New England. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. The city is the economic and cultural anchor of a substantially larger metropolitan area known as Greater Boston, a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) home to a census-estimated 4.8 million people in 2016 and ranking as the tenth-largest such area in the country. As a combined statistical area (CSA), this wider commuting region is home to some 8.2 million people, making it the sixth-largest in the United States.
Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The state is named after the Massachusett tribe, which once inhabited the east side of the area, and is one of the original thirteen states. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in New England. Over 80% of Massachusetts's population lives in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, a region influential upon American history, academia, and industry. Originally dependent on agriculture, fishing and trade, Massachusetts was transformed into a manufacturing center during the Industrial Revolution. During the 20th century, Massachusetts's economy shifted from manufacturing to services. Modern Massachusetts is a global leader in biotechnology, engineering, higher education, finance, and maritime trade.
Thibaud was raised in Burlington, Vermont, and moved to Boston in 1987 to pursue a career in music. The Courage Brothers, whom Thibaud fronted, released two albums independently in 1993 and 1994, and the group was nearing a deal with a major label Relativity Records when the group broke up.Thibaud retained the band name and continued work on the major-label release, but was eventually dropped when Relativity switched formats from rock to hip hop and R&B. Thibaud then embarked on a solo career, garnering critical acclaim for his first release, 1997's Favorite Waste of Time. The album was produced by Dumptruck founder Kevin Salem. Songs from Favorite Waste of Time were used on the television series Melrose Place , 7th Heaven and Smallville , and Thibaud appeared on HBO's show, Reverb . The album Little Mystery followed in 1999, as did Squash in 2002; both met with critical success. Thibaud then was involved in Hardpan, a collaboration between Singer/Songwriters in 2002, including Thibaud, Chris Borrouhgs, Terry Lee Hale and Joseph Parsons. Thibaud also wrote the theme song to the 2000 Big East basketball championship for ESPN, a song entitled "In the City Tonight". Thibaud did two Records until now with Joseph Parsons (Blue Rose Records 2007 and 2011). Thibaud has toured the US numerous times but now performs mostly in the Boston area, continuing to release music independently; many of the albums he released in the 2000s have been on Blue Rose Records, a German imprint. His 2009 release Broken was released in single-CD and double-CD formats, the latter containing a full-length acoustic bonus disc.
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