Tom Knight is a musician, puppeteer and videographer based in Western Massachusetts. He has been delighting children and their grown-ups with his original, interactive, musical puppet show since 1988. With his unique blend of musicianship and puppetry, Knight's shows include favorites like “The Garbage Monster” and “The Solar System,” and movement songs like “Alligator Jump.” His music for children is available through this website, on iTunes, Amazon Music, and Spotify. He has performed over 1000 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.
To help parents and kids cope with the unprecedented situation of the global pandemic, in April 2020 Tom Knight created The Tom Knight Show on YouTube, where he and his hand-made puppets sing and have fun.
Combining elements of Mr. Roger's gentle spirit and the unbound creativity of Jim Henson, Knight created a completely original show that entertains and enlightens young children and adults alike. Some of the themes explored include moving to music (Alligator Jump, Wiggle Worm), folk tales (Rockabilly Goats Gruff), animal stories (The Elephant's Lullaby), science (The Solar System), as well as a skit about a charming magician whose powers can get out of hand (Henry the Magician).
After creating music videos for himself, 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."