During Tom's senior year in high school in 2003, music started to become a major part of his life. After hearing the album "Led Zeppelin II", Tom knew he wanted to play music.
Taking classical guitar lessons, Tom grew frustrated of the songs and methods, and eventually decided to learn guitar on his own.
When Tom headed off to college in 2004 to play football, he couldn't wait to get off the field to jam on the guitar, and vocally harmonize with his talented friends. This passion just kept growing and growing. Tom found all the best guitar players around campus, and studied what made them so good, while being introduced to new and exciting music.
Tom played his first gig in 2009 in Providence, RI and never looked back.
At 35 years old, Tom Burgess is a weathered veteran of the New England music scene. Tom now plays mostly in Rhode Island and CT, delivering a blend of rock & roll and crowd favorites in his songs. Some of his influences include The Band, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, The Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Santana, Neil Young and more. His voice has been described as a blend between James Taylor and Eric Clapton.
Based out of Branford, CT, you can catch him at least twice a week, and most of the time more than that. If you are interested in booking Tom or his band, please email him from the contact page. Thanks for visiting!