Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, & Banjo
Tom Carroll first realized his love for playing the guitar after reading an article in Guitar World about the young blues phenoms Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepard. With this new discovery of blues music, Tom soon realized what he wanted to do with his life. He started taking guitar lessons and never looked back. He started specializing in blues and classic rock, learning the music of such artists as Carlos Santana, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Magic Sam, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Albert King, and many more.
After high school, he took his music studies to the next level enrolling at Berklee College of Music. While there, he dove deeper into blues while also discovering many other genres such as Country, Funk, and R+B. Tom studied with Tomo Fujita, Mike Williams, Dan Bowden, Scotty Johnson, Julian Kasper, Jon Finn, while at Berklee.
Tom currently plays in several Boston area Blues, Rock, and Country bands. Besides his busy playing career with his band, Tom has enjoyed teaching the guitar, ukulele, and banjo for over ten years. His many students appreciate his knowledge and passion for music and his ability to make learning guitar fun.
Several bands Tom has played with are Tony Gallo, Blind Billy and the Spectacles, Coupe Deville, Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ band, The Undaunted Professor Harp, Elle Gallo, and Soul Alley. Tom has also preformed in the Merrimack College Production of the show RENT.