Born in Iowa, Tom Stewart was grounded in his Midwest roots, but soon began to travel as his family moved 26 times by the time he was out of high school. From Colorado to California, from Oregon to Georgia and many more stops in between, he learned of many different cultures and lifestyles around this great country and developed a very diverse taste in many styles of music.
While in Atlanta, Georgia, Tom learned the blues and acquired an affinity for bands such as the Allman Brothers. Los Angeles gave him a great taste of West Coast country rock like the Eagles, Crosby-Stills and Nash, and Jackson Browne. James Taylor influenced his acoustic guitar picking style and sense of melody. The list of influences goes on and on.
Today, being a Nashville resident of fourteen years, quite a bit of country flavor has entered his music. He has toured the nation playing guitar for Paulette Carlson and Highway 101 and has appeared at concerts and festivals with the likes of Johnny Cash, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Randy Travis and Joe Diffie. Tom can be heard nightly playing in downtown Nashville venues and continues to write songs, some of which can be heard on the album "Paul Pace", available on Music Mill Entertainment.