CBC Radio 2 host Tom Allen is a passionate music lover, storyteller, accomplished trombonist, writer and broadcaster. Tom hosted Music and Company on CBC Music for 10 years and then went on to host CBC Music Mornings. Prior to this, his weekly stories aired to a keen Ontario audience on CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air and nationally on This Morning.
He is the creator, along with the harpist LORI GEMMELL, of a series of stage shows mixing storytelling, history, classical music and original popular song. These shows include Bohemians in Brooklyn (“slickly written” and “beautifully punctuated” – Now Magazine), The Judgment of Paris, From Weimar to Vaudeville and The Missing Pages, all of which have received dozens of performances and tour the country on an ongoing basis. Tom has also authored three books, most recently The Gift of the Game, a reflection on hockey and the role the game plays in the life of a divorced parent.