Growing up in Albany, NY, Tom won his first guitar in
a raffle at a school bazaar when he was ten years old.
That began a lifelong love and appreciation of music
from a variety of genres. Tom says, “As the years
went by, I found myself getting into singers and players
like Doc Watson, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Tony Rice,
the Byrds, and traditional folk and country artists.
My playing and writing were also greatly influenced
by singer-songwriters such as Dave Mallett, John Prine,
Steve Goodman, and Jonathan Edwards.” Tom entertained
audiences for many years throughout the Northeast at
colleges, clubs, coffeehouses, festivals and fairs.
1991, Tom moved to Nashville, TN to further his songwriting
career. He formed his own publishing company and his
songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including
the Oak Ridge Boys and Swiss country singer Erica
Arnold. Tom continues to pitch his songs to other
artists but his main focus now lies in his own career
as a performer. In 2004, Tom relocated to Western
North Carolina and it’s thriving acoustic music
scene. With the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains
for inspiration, Tom and his music have found a comfortable
place to call home. And wherever he performs, audiences
continue to connect with the warm, appealling style,
diverse range of material, and talent this seasoned
performer brings to the stage."