Tom Burgess is a Rhode Island native with a knack for playing and
writing recognized Americana music. He has resided locally in RI his
whole life; minus a one year trip to Florida. Some of Tom Burgess'
influences are: The Band, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Allman
Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Lynyrnd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker
Band, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flat and Roy Acuff Jr... and anything Levon
Helm does. This mesh of musical influence produces a unique and rich
sound in original works, which is the trademark sound of Tom Burgess.
Navigating the course to find the perfect sound in an ocean of
infinite possibilities has taken Tom through many experiences working
with different variations of bands. Since 2008, Tom has played with
the Jamhawks in MA, Smokehouse in RI, and most recently with the
Memory Foam Duck in Narragansett, RI. Depending on the venues capacity
and specific criteria, Tom does shows as a solo artist, duo, and up to
a five piece band. Playing around 50-75 shows a year, different shows
call for a different band-size, and while it is preferred to play with
a full band, Tom is adaptive and accustomed to playing with all types
of band sizes. The Latest project, "Tom Burgess and Memory Foam Duck",
is composed of local professional musicians, who together have
individually and collectively played over a thousand shows.