thanks for visitin tomie's web site, he is a country music artist from bennington, vermont area, this web site is about him, and his start in the music buiness. he started playin guitar at a young age, he play in a band called the herd, made up of student's from arlington high school, in arlington, vermont, he wrote his first song, lookin for a change, playin guitar for the origination band. also from arlingtom,.
he was ask by a scout from nashville ta moved ta music city, ta do some song writin there, but he was too young, and scared ta do it. as many years went by he played for different bands from the local music sceen, and also had written many more songs, like, them o green mountains of vermont,
he went into air force for 6 years, was a military cop, patroled the base, flight lines, weapon storage area's, and went over seas ta the middle east, got out of the air force with high honor's. he then went ta southern vermont college in bennington, vermont, he studied hard, and got good marks, he did some shows for the college, he was goin ta college ta be a cop. but after playin guitar and singin, he realized music was his callin. he was asked by people, why he didn't go ta nashville as talented as he was, he just didn't have the money, or the guts ta do it, but one day he decided ta take a chance, and go ta music city. in may of 1991, he packed up his bags, and headed ta nashville.
nashville was an amazin city for country boy like tomie, but he did his best ta push his music, while there in the nashville area, he played for some bands from nashvile, all the while tryin ta get his songs heard, he gotta break one day, a letter from warner brothers of nashville, they said, " send them some songs,", so he did, 2 months later he recieved a letter back, bad news, the songs was nothin they were interested right now, maybe at another time, but he didn't let that stop him, he decided ta start his own record label,
so he started up, down the pike records, it became a fairly big hit on the internet, with over 10,000 hits a month, then the reccesion hit in 2004, and that was the down fall of the business, people were sendin hin fake checks, over 100,000 dollars, so he decided ta just stop the record label for awhile, so he could get back on his feet.
today he's still writin music, playin bass guitar in a local band, and he performs at open mic nights durin the week in the local area, he's startin ta make a come back, he recieved a email from columbia records, requestin him ta sumit his music, also workin on a contract with dream machine production from nashville, a national record producer, his promtoter is reverbnation, he's 21 on th writers chart in nashville out of over 300 song writers, his cd distrubutor is cd baby , and tune core, he is an outstandin member of BMI, and a member of CAT TV, is listed on billboard, CMT, and MTV, had a video on CMT, and played at the bluebird cafe, in nashville..his twitter has some impresive people on it, like kevin costner, the movie star, public enamy rap star, lisa davis, A&R for atlantic/interscope records, and his biggest fan tina turner
he's now a member of APM Music from hollywood california, the largest music library in the world, he also got a request ta send some songs ta sire's/warner brothers records. he has been very busy lately, with workin at a real job, bernsteins display, painting, and sanding product made by the company, plus the music business, he performed on WBTN radio, and CAT tv . please check out the rest of this site, it has links for places you can hear his music, buy his latest CD, it's no big deal, it's only me, and see his video, he's also a member of the fender foundation, 1/2 of his sales of his music on reverbnation goes to help raise money to pay for music instruments in school