Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton singer Tom Graham takes the train in ‘Blessed and Asleep’ music video

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Local singer/songwriter Tom Graham wears his hometown pride on his sleeve in his new music video for “Blessed and Asleep,” which was filmed at the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton.

Singing while waiting to board the train in the empty station, the video showcases the history of the area while matching the old-time feel of the song, which is from Graham’s fifth album called “Underneath a Rusting Roof,” released last month.

Produced by Voyager Video, LLC, the video was filmed, edited, and directed by Lindsay Barrasse, with help from production assistant David Coridliano.

“I shot this with the Sony A7s. I really wanted to showcase Steamtown’s history and feel. Maybe I just have an obsession with trains,” Barrasse said.

“I couldn’t have done it with out David Corigliano and all the assistance from Steamtown National Historic Site and National Park Service workers. Tom is always a pleasure to work and hang out with; he is truly a talented artist.”

The video has been approved to showcase Steamtown National Historic Site and shared throughout the National Park Services in the state. One Philadelphia colleague of the NPS commented, “Cool video – very professional! Congrats and best wishes for success!”

To hear more about the making of all the tracks on “Underneath a Rusting Roof,” listen to or watch Episode 13 of the NEPA Scene Podcast.