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'...great acoustic music...a cross between Tony Rice, James Taylor and Guy Clark...'
'...you make that thing sing and sound like three guitars. Your guitars must be so happy they get to do that.'
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Born and raised in Albany, New York, Tom won his first guitar in a raffle at a school bazaar when he was ten years old. That set the path for a life long musical journey.
Tom says, As the years went by, I found myself getting into singers and players like Doc Watson, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Tony Rice, the Byrds, and traditional folk and country artists. My playing and writing were also greatly influenced by singer/ songwriters such as Dave Mallett, John Prine, Steve Goodman, and Jonathan Edwards.
After years of entertaining audiences throughout the Northeast at colleges, clubs, coffeehouses, festivals and fairs, Tom moved to Nashville, TN in 1991 to further his songwriting career. While working as a demo singer and studio musician he formed his own publishing company, Tom Fisch Music. His songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including the Oak Ridge Boys, Swiss country singer Erica Arnold and childrens performer Lisa Atkinson.
In 2004, Tom relocated to Western North Carolina and its thriving acoustic music scene. With the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains for inspiration, Tom and his music found a comfortable place to call home.
Whether Tom is performing for a large audience in an auditorium, outdoors at a festival, or in front of a small crowd in an intimate listening room, his audiences are taken with the stellar musicianship and warm, engaging personality he brings to the stage. Toms shows feature his own outstanding songwriting as well as songs from some of his favorite artists and songwriters.
Just a few of the many places Tom has performed:
Flat Rock (NC) Playhouse Music On The Rock series:
The Songs of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell - Unplugged
Tryon Fine Arts Center Tryon, NC
Empire State Performing Arts Center Albany, NY
Cafe Lena Saratoga Springs, NY
Gateway Festival Kings Mountain, NC
Azalea Festival Pickens, SC
Spring Jubilee Pendleton, SC
White Squirrel Festival Brevard, NC
Family Fest Greer, SC
Guilderland Performing Arts Center Guilderland, NY
NC Apple Festival Hendersonville, NC
Rockingham County Folk Festival Wentworth, NC
NC Transportation Museum "Rail Days" Spencer, NC
Spring Fest Chesnee, SC
Historic Morganton Festival Morganton, NC
Blue Ridge Performing Arts Center Hendersonville, NC
NC Art of Sound Festival Shelby, NC
Flat Rock Music Festival Flat Rock , NC
Numerous library and school concerts
Tom has shared the stage with:
Townes Van Zandt
Robert Earl Keen
Songs For Kids
We Could Use A Little Rain
If You Have A Dream
Tom's songs are regularly played on radio stations across the US and Canada as well as Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
With a vast repertoire, each of Tom's shows is a little different. Tom's sets draw from many of his fine originals as well as some of his personal favorites by other writers.
SAMPLE SET LIST
Early Evening Waltz
Another Hot Day in the Soutn
Glory of Love
Green Light on the Southern
Hard Lesson Road
We Could Use A Little Rain
Carolina In My Mind
Keep Your Bean Pot Boiling
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness