Tom Mann, Indiana born, Iowa raised, is the second eldest of 4. He new early in life when he and his childhood friend, dreamed of being rock stars and asked for guitars one year for Christmas at the age of 13. Music was in.. He was highly influenced by acts such, The Eagles, Kenny Rogers & Elvis Presley, just to name a few.
He found his deep love and drive for Country Music while stationed at Hahn AFB, West Germany. Writing songs and playing at the NCO (Non Commissioned Officers) Club at night. Ending each nights gig with “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. While serving his time in Germany he played in 3 different bands. Ranging from a 50’s/60’s band to Country. This gave Tom the opportunity to open for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Shelly West and Bobby Bare.
Tom recorded his first original tracks in Clovis, New Mexico at the well known Norman Petty Studios (Home of the First Buddy Holly and Fire Balls Recordings) working with the area great, Johnny Mulhair. He left Clovis and the Air Force with his family and moved up to the great Northwest, to the Vancouver/Portland area. Here he has continued pursuing his dream, finishing his first CD, and playing and opening for acts such as Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Restless Heart, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jeff Bates, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Hot Apple Pie and The Oak Ridge Boys. He completed his a project in 2009 that expresses his true love for the art of Country Music. This project consists of ten great songs done in the true Nashville style with songs from great writers in Nashville, a fabulous cover and four originals Topped off with such players as Jerry McPherson, Jimmy Nichols, Dave Hungate, Denny Hermingson, Tammy Roger, B James Lowry & Lonnie Wilson. The music was cut in the beautiful Ocean Way Studio B and was engineered by Kevin Beemish. Jimmy Nichols helped co-produce and finish the project at BRMG.
Tom is constantly expanding his range and reaching to broaden his horizon joining NSAI and learning the craft of song writing Nashville style.
Look for his current project to be uplifting and full of energy!
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