Tom started playing guitar at the age of 13 in his hometown of Grand Forks, North Dakota. As a vocalist his first solo vocal pefromance came at the age of 6 years old. By the mid- 1980's Tom was performing around the region in several bands singing everything from Johnny Cash and Elvis to Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest.
In 1987 he began a 3 year hiatius from performing. In 1991 he moved to Minneapolis and knew he had to get back to what he loved and that was music. In 1992 he joined a local band called Myth. The band changed the name to Thirsty Camel and been together with the same four members for over 20 years.
Besides having the CD of originals the band played classic rock from the 70’s and 80’s. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, AC/DC are just some of the bands covered. Some of the clubs they played over the years included: The Fineline, O’Gara’s, Dibbo's, Mirage, Iron Horse, Amelia's, Pepper Corns, Mc Govern's and many other smaller sized clubs around the metro region. They also played at Grand Old Days in St. Paul and many other commuinty events. Thirsty Camel continues to perform throughout the Twin Cities.
Tom is performing solo acoustic shows virtually every weekend and has for the last 5 years. Starting with his 60's and 70's rock roots, Tom has added a wide range of crowd favorites like Bob Seger, Neil Diamond, Doobie Brothers, Tom Petty and so much more. With nearly 400 songs he covers something for everyone. It takes a big vocal range to go from Johnny Cash to Led Zeppelin. It makes for a great evening of music with plenty of surprises along the way!