Bill Toms has evolved to become one of the best orators in the music world today. He is definitely the reincarnate troubadour. With a guitar, a pen, a lot of passion,
Bill Toms connects to an audience and embraces the American traditions of rhythm, blues, soul, folk, and country. His gifts of music and storytelling, paired with his
creative compulsion for songs that burrow deep into the soul, have his dedicated fans continually coming back for more.
He joined Pittsburgh”s legendary band, The Houserockers, as lead guitarist in 1987. The band’s meteoric rise into the professional music scene enabled Bill to
tour the United States and Europe repeatedly. The Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers opened for and played with a long and impressive list of notables, such as
The Band, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat and Stevie Ray Vaughn. During his 19 years of playing guitar and singing back-up vocals for the Houserockers,
Toms’ recorded six studio albums and one live concert album. In 1995, the acclaimed CD, “American Babylon,” was recorded and produced by Bruce Springsteen.
“We keep growing and developing our tools to communicate. That is the definition of our art.” - Bill Toms
Though he can rock with the best of them, Bill has another musical side, exploring the folk tradition of Americana with an introspective pen.
Harry Funk ~ Washington Pa Observer-Reporter:
Bill Toms’ solo performances have taken him all over the United States and Europe. Some of the headline artists Bill has opened for include
Levon Helm, Marshall Crenshaw, The Kennedys, Steve Forbert, Dave Alvin, and Ellis Paul.