Wildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course, love and all of its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned songwriter and his prolific song writing partner, lyricist George Wardwell.
A member of the Atlantic Records folk-rock group Devonsquare for more than 27 years and now a powerful solo artist, Tom possesses the perfect voice and guitar style to bring his character rich songs to life
..Not many people stick with something for over 20 years. Not unless they absolutely love what they're doing and not without some success at it. This singer/songwriter, producer and musician fits that description perfectly. In 1974 Tom embarked on a journey to New Hampshire that would change his life forever. Offered a job singing in a little pub for the summer, Tom left Rhode Island, put everything he owned in a VW Bug and hit the road. Two years and
many solo gigs later he joined the folk/rock group Devonsquare. This band was determined to write all the music they performed (after all it was the 70's and singer/songwriters were king) and in the beginning this was mostly in local bars and college pubs in the Northeast.
..After ten years of touring and three independently released recordings the legendary Ahmet Ertegun, Chairman of Atlantic Records, signed Devonsquare
after hearing Tom's song "Walking On Ice" from the self released CD of the same name. Devonsquare went on to record another CD "Bye Bye Route 66" for Atlantic (which spawned the critically acclaimed single "If You Could See Me Now") tour internationally and to share stages with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton and Steven Stills.
..Although Tom still performs occasionally with Devonsquare, his solo career is now his main focus. He has played every major music venue in the Northeast and shared the stage with artists Jonatha Brooke, Willie Porter and Mark Cohen just to name a few.