Tom is a long-time member of the North West acoustic music scene. He performs and records in several styles, including bluegrass, folk, jazz, and, most recently, Brazilian choro. His teaching credits include multiple appearances at NW music camps (PSGW, British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop (now Nimble Fingers) and the WA St Old-Time Fiddlers Association), as well as accredited college level bluegrass history and performance courses. In addition, he was the author of Mandolin Magazine’s bluegrass column for the last twelve years of its publication. He currently plays with Seattle’s Downtown Mountain Boys.