Tom Knight is a multimedia artist, based in Haydenville, Massachusetts. He has been delighting children and their grown-ups with his original, interactive, musical puppet show since 1988. With their unique blend of musicianship and puppetry, shows include favorites like “The Garbage Monster” and “The Solar System,” and original stories such as “The Pig’s Dream.” His five CDs for children are available on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify. He has performed over 900 times at festivals, museums, and libraries across the country, including the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, and Lenny Suib Puppet Playhouse, New York City. Local performances include the Green River Festival, River’s Meltdown, First Night Northampton, and Jones Library in Amherst. His award-winning “Elephant’s Lullaby” music video has been viewed over 2.7 million times on YouTube.
After a three-year stint as a videographer and editor for Real to Reel in Springfield, MA, Tom started a second business in videography. Combining technical know-how with an artist’s eye, musicality, and a keen sense of humor, Tom delivers high-quality videography and editing for clients, ranging from non-profits to musicians, dancers, and families celebrating weddings and bar mitzvahs. In addition, Tom offers developmental editing for crowd-funding videos, promotional videos, and music videos, supporting you as you move from concept to a finished product you love.
Tom is also a consummate musician, singer, and songwriter. Tom has written over one thousand songs in his life. Since the 2016 election, Tom has felt called to use his talents to inspire and support political projects, including with his music videos Stand and Fight, Rosy Shade of Pink, and Rock the House. As part of River Rhapsody, Tom has performed at Hawks and Reed, Luthiers, and other venues in the Pioneer Valley, playing bass and guitar, and singing originals, including his ode to creativity, "Crazy Little Dream," and covers, like this rousing version of the "Whole Wide World."