Genre: Blues / Rock / Roots Music
Location FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, US
Profile Views: 142636
Last Login: 6/19/2012
Member Since 7/14/2006
Record Label Powerhouse Records: www.powerhouserecords.com
Type of Label Indie
Biohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svW2VMyKS3c.. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..TOM PRINCIPATO .... .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. European bookings contact Han Kuiper in the Netherlands ..email@example.com ..Phone: (011) 31 235 292 009 .. As one reviewer mused: "Be careful, or Tom Principato could easily topple one of your current guitar heroes from their lofty pedestal...", after 38+ years and a career that boasts over 15 albums, 23 "Wammie" awards in numerous categories from the Washington, DC Music Assoc. and over 5,000 gigs which includes over 50 tours of Europe, Tom Principato has been taking his Indie infused eclectic roots mixture of Rock, Funk, Blues and Latin Sounds all over the World----all along the way leaving audiences wowed and slack jawed with his talent. One look at Tom's road worn Fender guitars and it's easy to see: Tom Principato plays the hell out of the guitar. .... Tom has also done brief stints with various acts including Billy Price And The Keystone Rhythm Band, Big Mama Thornton, Johnny Adams, Sunnyland Slim, James Montgomery, and a group called the Assassins with Jimmy Thackery, former guitarist with the Nighthawks. Tom appears on two albums with the Assassins, "No Previous Record" (1986) and "Partners In Crime" (1987) which won a "Wammy Award". In 1984 Tom began a solo career, notably recording a live album with the late Washington guitar legend Danny Gatton titled "Blazing Telecasters". This album was considered by The National Academy Of Recorded Arts And Sciences (NARAS) for a Grammy Nomination. .... Since the 1990's Tom has signed endorsement agreements with Fender Electric Guitar Co., Curt Mangan String Co., Seymour Duncan pickups, Fulltone and Roger Mayer effects pedals. (Roger Mayer personally made effects pedals and experimental electronic gadgets for Jimi Hendrix), and Soundseat "The most comfortable music seat ever built". .... In 2000 Tom's book "Open-String Guitar Chords" was published world-wide by Hal Leonard Corporation, Powerhouse Records published the Expanded Edition in 2007. .... In addition to being a Master crafstman on the Guitar, Tom is a prolific composer, having composed over 60 songs which have been published in USA through BMI by French Lady Music and in Europe through Me'tisse Music. .... Tom Principato's websites are www.TomPrincipato.com and www.PowerhouseRecords.com .. .... I edited my profile with ..Thomas Myspace Editor V3.6..! ..7c89d31cf50feabc8ac4d8e552e78593..
MembersTom Principato: Guitar, Lead Vocals .. Steve Wolf, & Jay Turner: Bass, .. Pete Ragusa, Drums & vocals & Joe Wells drums, .. Josh Howell: Congas and Percussion and vocals
InfluencesNew CD---"A Part Of Me" w/special guests Sonny Landreth, Chuck Leavell, Willie Weeks, Brian Auger, Jim Brock & Wayne Jackson Of The Memphis Horns as well as Washington DC area artists Tommy Lepson, Steve Wolf, Josh Howell, Joe Wells, Jay Turner + other great artists!
Sounds LikeMe!---- ..A guy that's been working his whole life to play real music and have people enjoy it.
10 Songs | Sep 21, 2008
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