Tom Mann Duo
Line & Lure
- Friday, June 11th 2021
Tom Mann Duo
Tom Mann, Indian born, Iowa raised, is the second eldest of four. He knew early in life when he and his childhood friend, Dennis dreamed of being Rock stars and asked for guitars one year for Christmas at the age of 13. Music was in… He was highly influenced by acts such as The Eagles, Kenny Rogers and Elvis Presley, just to name a few.
He found his deep love and drive for Country music while stationed at Hahn AFB, West Germany. Writing songs and playing at the NCO (Non-Commissioned Officers) Club at night. Ending each night’s gig with “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. While serving his time in Germany he played in three different bands ranging from 50’s/60’s to Country. This gave Tom the opportunity to open for acts such as Charlie Daniels, Shelly West and Bobby Bare. Tom recoded his first original tracks in Clovis, New Mexico at the well know Norman Petty Studios (home of the first Buddy Holly and Fire Balls recordings) working with the area great Johnny Mulhair. He left Clovis and the Air Force with his family pursuing his dream, finishing his first CD and playing and opening for acts such as Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Restless Heart, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jeff Bates, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Hot Apple Pie and The Oak Ridge Boys. He is currently working on his newest project that expresses his true love for the art of Country music. This project consists of ten great songs done in the true Nashville style with songs from great writers in Nashville, a fabulous cover, four originals and topped off with such players as Jerry McPherson, Jimmy Nichols, Dave Hungate, Denny Hermingson, Tammy Roger, B. James Lowry and Lonnie Wilson. The music was cut in the beautiful Ocean Way Studio B and was engineered by Kevin Beemish.