Based in Austin, TX, Tom has been the drummer for singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen since 1997 - making 8 studio albums and touring extensively throughout the US. Before that, he was the original drummer for the Dixie Chicks. In addition, he has been very active as a freelance drummer, both live and in the studio, for a variety of artists including Cross Canadian Ragweed, the Platters, Bo Diddley, Hank Thompson, Larry Coryell, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez..... As a member of the ACL-All Star House Band for the "Austin City Limits 40th Anniversary Concert Special" and "Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2016, he performed with Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Jeff Bridges, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr, Jimmy Vaughn, Joe Ely, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Taj Majal, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson and Rodney Crowell.


If you are interested in hiring Tom to play a live show or a studio project, please go to the CALENDAR section of this site to check initial availability. Then go to the CONTACT page to give your information and to verify his availability. You should get a response within 24 hours. If you are interested in using Tom on a recording project via the internet, please click on the INTERNET "CYBER" SESSION page for an explanation of the process and demos of other projects recorded in his home studio.