Meet the Band: Tom Williams

28 November 2018

Tom was a local bass player in Arizona when we met him……  

He was recommended to us for a run of shows that we did in the Mesa area in 2008.  We instantly fell in love with his musical style, his gentle demeanor and his beautiful bass.  Tom went on tour with us later that year and a friendship developed that remains today.

Tom graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet performance – and spent 11 years serving our country musically, playing bass for the Air Force in “The Airmen of Note” and in the Army “US Army Field Band”.

Tom has worked diligently to learn the library of John Denver’s music, and additionally makes himself indispensable to the band by pitching in with the driving, load-in and set up of sound equipment.




Tom’s favorite John Denver recording is “Boy from the Country”

Tom appreciates John’s music for it’s spirituality and loves being part of our band family.

“Yes, it’s a bass!” 

Tom’s plays a Steinberger electric upright fretless bass….we get questions about it every concert… it’s quite unique, just like Tom. 



  1. Posted by: Bob Smith

    Love the “Meet the Band” series Anne. Of course this would be my favorite! LOVE the 5-string frettless STICK! Tom is an excellent bassist ! I call myself a bassist too – but I couldn’t carry Tom’s lunch box! Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Posted by: Anne

    Thanks Bob and you ROCK as a bassist! Wishing you all the best in 2019.

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