Composer and Acoustic Guitarist
Tom understands that the technical side is always and forever secondary to the music. It exists for one reason only: to enhance the emotion, the vibe, the feeling, and what's interesting in the music. He said something to me that has - across the board - raised my awareness of how best to make music. He had sent me the latest print in progress, and it was great, and I called him back and said, 'This sounds so great; what did you do? How are you treating the sound?' And he said, 'You know, I don't even think of it that way. I listen along, and it's only when something takes me out of the story that I stop, rewind, figure out what distracted me, and then fix the problem. Then continue.' That's amazing."