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).