One of the world's most prolific songwriters, Tom Pacheco can write about snowflakes, a blue blanket handed down to him by his grandmother, broken pianos in the desert, the folly of looking the other way when governments commit atrocities; he'll trace the life of a bullet, talk about the killer of Jack the Ripper, and tell the story of Juan Romero, the busboy who cradled Robert Kennedy's head when he was shot in 1968…it's a rich world of possibility, darkness and light, tragedy and heroes, just like the real one. And maybe for the home folks, he'll sing his tribute to the golden days in town, The Hills of Woodstock. He'll sweat and squeeze every last drop of emotion from the endless catalog. He's preparing a new CD, being produced in Scandinavia, with yet another trip abroad pending to play big festivals. He's a national treasure, with longs that reach every level of American life.