Tom Duda is a writer and musician with an extensive body of work including literally, hundreds of original songs and instrumental compositions.
His earliest works (and formative years) were spent as a founding member of Latrobe, PA’s Loco Brothers Band, a hard working, “there’s good rockin’ tonight” bar band, that tried to feature original music from its very inception, which was in the summer of 1971. By the time of the band's eventual “last waltz” in December of 1983, they had progressed to doing gigs built on roughly 60 to 70% original music – a real feat at a time (70’s through 80’s) when only a handful of bands were able to pull it off. These were the days of 4 sets, 10 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (and often much later) exhausting gigs, long drives and pocket change money.
During those years, the Loco Brothers Band shared the stage with many of the great rock acts of the day including Bob Seger, Kansas and many more. Tom has had a great many musical influences over the years including Danny Gatton, Delbert McClinton and many of the great soul acts of the sixties and seventies.
In early 1984 Tom began working exclusively in the studio (when the budget allowed). Over the past 20 years, he has recorded 2 cassette albums and 3 CD’s of original music.