November 20, 2022
November 12, 2022
November 10, 2022
November 5, 2022
October 30, 2022
October 28, 2022
I've always enjoyed Astaire and Rogers movies. Fred Astaire introduced and sang many songs in their films that became standards.Here is my rendition of one of them, "Cheek To Cheek." Thanks for listening. Tom
October 26, 2022
October 9, 2022
This is a short medley of two classic praise songs I put together.
Many who may have heard these songs before might think of them as Sunday school children's songs.
But they are good songs with lyrics from the Psalms.
I hope you like my version.
Thanks for listening.
September 24, 2022
September 10, 2022
This is from four years ago in December.I was given the opportunity to sing with The Jazz Conspiracy Big Band at a Christmas dance. It was a fun evening for me. I think I sang a total of six songs.
September 5, 2022
September 4, 2022
September 2, 2022
August 20, 2022
This is the VOD for the livestream my son and I did the other night.
We play a couple Beatle songs. One by the Everly Brothers. A Dylan song and a George Harrison number.
I hope you enjoy our musical interpretations and performance.
August 12, 2022
August 6, 2022
Michael and I will be performing music on "Spirit Station"
August 4, 2022
Tom Balistreri and his son Michael perform the original song "in My Dreams" live at historic Speal's Tavern.
Video taken by Dan Speal.
July 30, 2022
Blue Moon has been performed for decades and decades by countless performers. Now father and son, Tom and Michael Balistreri perform the song live on their livestream program.
July 28, 2022
With son on lead guitar and my good friend George Harris on drums we perform the Hannies song about a legendary character that roamed the country during the time of the great dust bowl out west, "Man Mule Sweeny".
July 16, 2022
July 10, 2022
June 28, 2022
4 am driving home from work I decided to sing a song.It's not a well lit video. There's not a lot of light at 4am. But the city does provide moments where you can see me. Anyway here I am belting out "Just The Way You Look Tonight." Thanks for putting up with me. 🙂
June 12, 2022
June 9, 2022
"Goodnight My Love" is a classic love song performed by Jessie Belvin and a #7 hit back in 1956.
My son Michael and I perform here our version of this oldie but goodie.
June 5, 2022
May 28, 2022
Mystery Train - The classic rockabilly song made famous by Elvis. Performed by Thomas and Michael B.
"Mystery Train" is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Junior Parker in 1953. Originally performed in the style of a Memphis blues or rhythm and blues tune, it was inspired by earlier songs and later became a popular rockabilly song, as first covered by Elvis Presley, now by father and son Thomas and Michael Balistreri.
May 22, 2022
My son and I perform our version of the classic standard song made famous by Frank Sinatra and many others,
May 19, 2022
May 15, 2022
May 14, 2022
At my age, when I stand in front of a mirror primping or combing my hair, I'm not trying to make myself look attractive or handsome,
I'm just trying to make myself not look disgusting.
This morning I accidentally wore my reading glasses into the bathroom instead of my regular glasses.
To my surprise I saw two hairs growing out of my earlobe that were at least 2 inches long. They were even curling!
Why didn't anybody tell me! Do people enjoy seeing me look like a human insect with antenna coming out of the sides of my head.
And why does hair grow there anyway?
There's plenty of room and empty space on the top of my head where hair could grow. I wish it would feel free to do that.
Anyway if anyone ever sees anything like that happening on me please feel free to tell me about it.
I'd rather be slightly embarrassed and fix the problem than walk around looking like some unkempt freak.
From now on when I appear on video as a public service there will be no close-ups.
May 3, 2022
April 28, 2022
April 25, 2022
April 12, 2022
April 10, 2022
This is my son and I performing a song by The Hannies
(which I cowrote with George Harris )
called "It's The Middle."
This is from our live stream the other night.
Thanks for watching.
April 8, 2022
March 25, 2022
March 24, 2022
March 22, 2022
As an old Italian Crooner I thought it appropriate that I perform a great Dean Martin song, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime."It really is a nice song. And if I don't do it who will? (At least around here.) And to add to the authenticity of being old I recorded this soon after waking up this morning. Thus the early Walter Brennan look. Anyway here is my rendition.
March 16, 2022
This is from a couple of months ago at Speal's Tavern.
Also featured in an episode of "Making Music" with Tom and Michael.
This is our version of the classic love ballad, "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye."
February 28, 2022
February 13, 2022
January 30, 2022
A shorter video this week. I work mostly alone due to the weather.
But I manage to perform one song.
Thanks for watching.
The song starts at the 2:44 mark on the video.
January 25, 2022
Our 2nd episode of our Youtube musical reality show is uploaded and ready for your viewing consideration.
We take our act on the road, (at least up the road) for a 4 song performance at an open stage.
If you want to skip the behind the scenes preparation, you can go to the 5:30 timestamp to see our concert.
Thanks for watching.
Please "like and subscribe."
Even if you don't want to.
(just kidding. But it does help.)
Tom and Michael
January 14, 2022
Join my son and I as we attempt to perfect our musical performance.
It's a reality show. A visual journal of our musical journey.
This weeks' original song is fittingly called, "Work In Progress."
The song starts at 7:21
Thank you for watching.