Thomas Grogan

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Thomas Grogan sings poetic, philosophical musings in a striking baritone reminiscent of David Berman of The Silver Jews, The National’s Matt Berninger, and Bill Callahan.

“With their sing-along choruses and swaying violin solos, frontman Thomas Grogan and company’s songs create the ideal soundtrack for a summer gathering…”Washington City Paper

“The instruments lock together and grind it out in a deep folk-rock vein…” DC ROCK LIVE

“The one man Grogan Social Scene delighted the audience with deep monotone vocals, honest lyrics, driving acoustic guitars, and occasional Wurlitzer play.”  Pasta Primivera


Thomas Grogan lost his career, his girlfriend and his direction in a matter of months.  Unsure of what to do next, Grogan hit the road wandering coast-to-coast, chasing jobs and dreams, before finally settling in Washington, DC. Ultimately, Grogan gained hard-won wisdom from his solitary travels, which he then channeled into his  long-standing music project, Grogan Social Scene. Haunting, insightful and  sometimes humorous, Conceptual Arrangements (2015) will be Grogan Social Scene’s second full-length release of Americana-infused, indie-rock songs.