Welcome to tomwhiteheadmusic.com! Check out Tom’s musical projects —The Lay-Z-Gait Band, WurliBird Jazz, the Solo Piano Project and WailBone Music, Inc.—for Tom’s producing, publishing and CD sales. Tom is a talented and diverse musician and this website represents the quality and variety of his offerings. He is a very accomplished pianist, guitarist, vocalist, accordionist, bandleader and producer. His depth of knowledge in American Music Styles helps him move easily from Jazz to Blues, Western Swing, New Orleans R & B, Country, and other related genres.


Latest News

Cooler Nights – even cooler music!
September 16, 2014

Some Fall Dancin’ Jivin’ and general good times…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXsvKRfZ150&feature=player_detailpage

fall sailing

fall sailing

So, somehow the summer went flying by in its usual chaos, and we are suddenly scrambling back into our fall routines and getting misty eyed about the beach days and sailing trips we didn’t take….Ha!  Regrets are for mere mortals…we must embrace the moment and find out inspiration in living every day to the fullest, even if they are getting shorter!  I actually, I love this time of year – I am comfortable, cool and sleeping well.  The fall sailing is some of the best with light NW breezes and deep azure skies.

The fall music is looking pretty fair as well.  The Hadacol Bouncers will be playing regular monthly gigs at Local Sprouts, at the Pressroom in NH and at the Swing Stomp at Acoustic Artisans. See appearances for details.  I will also be indulging my love of Bebop piano with several trio appearances at Local Sprouts.

Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in a day, a week and a month, so the Lay-Z-Gait Band is taking some time off. Hopefully, it will return – re-energized and with some new material in the spring.

I also continue to play every Sunday with Sean Mencher at the Local Sprouts brunch.  So gather your apples, bust out your flannels, grease up the snowblower and don’t forget to get out and support live music!

What Happened to June??
July 7, 2014

Noble CharliesChicky, Tom and Jed onboard the Schooner Stephen Taber in June, 2014.

Hi all…Yeah -June happened and then some…there has been a ton of great weather, fantastic gigs, some time on the water, and the overall craziness that is summer in Maine.

Some News:

This short film, http://vimeo.com/88116564 that Tom performed and composed the music for, along with the help of Jack Devereaux on fiddle, has been chosen by the prestigious, international Maine Media Workshops as one of the winners of the ‘SEASONS’ contest – it has been presented with an Honorable Mention. Thanks to Sharyn and Paul Bruise at WonderDog films http://www.wonderdogfilms.com for including us in their project! 

Continuing a strong  connection with the Schooner Stephen Taber, Tom, along with Sean Mencher and the Rhythm Kings, entertained the salty captains, crew and fans at the after party of the annual Great Schooner Race in Rockland, ME.

Tom made it into the newspaper while attending and performing at a fundraiser for one of the schools he teaches at – 317 Main in Yarmouth.  See the links below for details: http://www.pressherald.com/2014/07/06/strings-attached/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scene-and-Heard-Portland-Press-HeraldMaine-Sunday-Telegram/139787491271

The month of July is packed with gigs by the various groups that Tom plays with – see appearances for more details and enjoy this glorious weather whilst we are able!
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