Based in Austin and Nashville, Tom was the drummer and music director for singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen from 1997 until Robert retired from touring in September of 2022. 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, Ricky Skaggs, Larry Coryell, Tyler Childers and Lee Ann Womack..... As a member of the Austin City Limits "All Star House Band", he has performed with Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Jeff Bridges, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr, Jimmy Vaughn, Joe Ely, Brittany Howard, Taj Majal, Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, Chris Isaak, Neko Case, Brandi Carlisle, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal, Ry Cooder, Raul Malo, Norah Jones, Ruthie Foster, Lucinda Williams, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Alejandro Escovedo, Sheila E, Wilco, Marcia Ball, the Flatlanders, Brittney Spencer, and Lucius.


Demo Reel 1 (Country)
Demo Reel 2 (Country)
Demo Reel 3 (Country)
Demo Reel 4 (Americana)
Demo Reel 5 (Americana)
Demo Reel 6 (Jazz & Blues)


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