Tommy Odetto
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Tommy Odetto

San Anselmo, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

San Anselmo, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Solo Rock Blues Rock




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Tommy Odetto is a fifth-generation resident of Fairfax California, the famed music mecca in Marin County. His early love of music had him discovering the magic of rock and roll through the likes of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and The Beatles. At the age of thirteen, Odetto immediately became obsessed with guitar after hearing Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and Led Zeppelin all within a matter of a couple months. From that moment, Tommy knew he wanted to dedicate his life to music, dreaming to move people with the power of music, and his guitar. 

Tommy spent many years locked up in his bedroom practicing hours upon hours, every day and night, hoping to one day being able to play like his heroes Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. 

Odetto infamously stood outside the windows of the local Fairfax Bars, every night of the week. From the ages of 13 to 20 years old, he studied his local heroes, and Marin County Ace guitarists Otis Scarecroe, Danny Uzilevsky, and Tom Finch. Studying and learning all that he could from the other side of the glass windows of Peri's Bar and 19 Broadway. 

In those formative years, Tommy had several highly developmental moments in his career. Such as a vital and living mentorship from Marin County legend, Otis Scarecroe, and being invited to jam with Carlos Santana at his home in San Rafael, California. Santana had personally invited Tommy over after hearing about the young talent. Other accomplishments include his semi-finalist spot in the "King of the Blues", a title bestowed upon him from the Guitar Centers of the Bay Area. And, and in 2013, he was featured in Guitar Player magazine as a guitarist to watch. Being a successful solo artist and part of a thriving band just isn't enough for this dedicated talent, he is also a recurring lead guitarist for Big Brother and the Holding Compamy. 

In the Summer of 2015, Tommy recorded his debut EP as a solo artist. "Euphoria" was recorded in Seattle, Washington and Produced by Brett Eliason (Mad Season, Pearl Jam, Heart).

In 2016, one of Tommy's musical dreams came true. He shared the stage with one of his biggest heroes - Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures) at a festival in Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to his home in CA, Tommy has been spending time in Chicago and Milwaukee and hopes to become a part of the music scene in the midwest as well.  

In 2017, thanks to a successful crowdfund campaign, he recorded his sophomore EP, Curses and Revelations at Foo Fighter' Studio 606. The five-song EP features original guitar-driven rock inspired by the guitar greats of the sixties to the present. Odetto’s lyrics are personal, raw and haunting; this new work shows maturity and complexity that garners him the reputation as an artist to watch.

In recent years Odetto has played Napa Valley’s massive Bottlerock Festival and has been tapped to open for such legendary acts as Ace Frehley, Robin Trower, Uriah Heep, Y&T, Kyle Gass, Tommy Castro, Chevy Metal (feat. Dave Grohl/Taylor Hawkins) and Walter Trout just to name a few. Odetto has committed all of his time to hone his craft and feels blessed every day to spread the power of music and Rock and Roll. 

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