On and off since 1983. Mostly off. I picked it back up in 2001, I learned how to play by ear whiles sitting in traffic in Atlanta. I practiced on Done Somebody Wrong by the Allman Brothers. I still play that song. It is one of my favorites and I will record it in 2 years.
What are you looking for from Fandalism?
Networking. Would love to see and hear from more people watching my vidoes. One day maybe someone will ask me to play with them. I am getting better every year.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
ZZ TOPS in Victoria Texas
What gear do you use?
Hohner Special 20..
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Elmore James, and T Bone Walker songs that are on The Allman Brothers Live at Fillmore East album back @ 1972
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Not in a band, I jam with many great musicians or play at open mic jam nights. I have played at Zeds, Poodle Dog Lounge, Giddy Ups, Victory Grill, Antones, El Leon Bar and Hanovers all within the last 12 months
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
The first one on the list that is still alive is Johnny Winter. I would love to play Done Somebody Wrong with him. That would blow my mind. If these guys were still alive; Elmore James,T Bone Walker, Freddie King. Willie Dixon. They play music that moves me. I have been told. Tom you play with such passion and with your heart and soul. That is what I like to hear. It makes me want to learn more. One day I am going to play Done Somebody Wrong on my harmonica along with a guitar.
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest is @ 300 people at a Company party in Austin Texas and smallest is @ 10. Most memorable is my live Video at El Leon Bar
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?