Tom Mitchell is a guitar player and singer rooted in the styles of the 1920’s and 30’s jazz, western swing, country blues and old-time music; he’s happily been both sideman and leader for a great variety of musical endeavors. In addition to singing and playing guitar, he’s played mandolin, banjo, tenor guitar or tiple when the need arose.
Ten years of playing with legendary hipster Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks took him around the world and led to the recording of two acclaimed CD’s including“Beatin’ the Heat” which featured guest appearances by Bette Midler, Ricki Lee Jones, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and Brian Setzer.
Working with Ann Savoy led to several extended trips to Louisiana and resulted in a great love of the Cajun Prairie and the musicians that abound in that rich cultural stew. His collaboration with Ann Savoy and her Sleepless Knights brought two fine CD’s from Memphis International Records and a movie soundtrack spot including producer credits for the Sony picture “All the Kings Men”.
Tom makes his home in Baltimore where he loves playing with the Blue Rhythm Boys and the Redwine Jazz Trio.
The Blue Rhythm Boys: Tom Mitchell, Jim Stephanson, Vince McCool & John Previti.