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Moods: Featuring Guitar Rock: Progressive Rock Blues: Electric Blues Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Rock: Album Rock

By Location
United States - North Carolina

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Too Tall Tom

Tom Dimock, a.k.a. Too Tall Tom, is a native of New Jersey, where at age 15 he began playing the Asbury Park bar circuit made famous by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and other notable musicians and musical acts. His slide guitar playing is legendary among his contemporaries, but his lead and rhythm playing are equally as impressive.

In the late 1980s he ventured into the Electronic Music recording arena, well in advance of others in the area and excelled enough to eventually teach at the college level, all the while defending the new medium to those who couldn't accept anything but analog tape.

In the early 1990s he began recording his own music, showcasing his skills on guitar. He received critical acclaim from hardened music journalists right from the beginning, but putting together a band was an issue, since none of his contemporaries wanted to venture out of the cover band box.

Frustrated by this resistance, and often sidelined by an early back injury that required several major operations, Tom and his wife Suzi eventually decided to leave New Jersey and move to the mountains of North Carolina, where the music was more diverse and the musical minds were more open to change. He quickly established himself as one of the top slide players in the Carolinas, winning the title of Best Electric Slide Guitarist at the National Slide Guitar Festival in Gray, TN. and becoming a fixture at this festival for several years.

After playing in Blues clubs in and around the Asheville area for several years, Tom decided to retire from the bar circuit to devote himself to writing and recording music full time. The problem was, he lived far enough away from Asheville so that other musicians couldn't be called upon to help with the recordings, and neither Tom or his wife Suzi had ever tried their hand at singing. So they taught themselves how to sing, and are now receiving commendations from fans and other musicians across the country. Now musicians willingly come to help with his recordings and several have come to him to record and co-produce their own albums, several of whom have also asked him to play guitar on their recordings.

Tom limits himself to a few exclusive live performances a year, preferring to jam with other musicians who come from various disciplines, from Blues and Rock to Celtic, Indian and Bluegrass. He enjoys the challenge of learning new types of music, and he often incorporates these styles into his own writing and playing. He is most comfortable hanging out in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, playing guitar with musician friends. He is content with his place in the Universe.

To many who have seen him play live, he is a living - albeit underground - legend. His recordings stand up when compared to national and international acts - outstanding songwriting, musicianship and quality production are part of the deal. Too Tall Tom long ago broke out of the box!