From: VA, United States
Genre: Rock, Pop, Adult Contemporary
Songwriter, singer, slide guitar player Tom Maxwell's bluesy roots are instantly recognizable, but his pop-oriented lyrical and melodic sensibilities coupled with soul-stained vocals bring something a bit different to the table. A mix of alternative country, blues-inspired themes, rock, pop, and soul stylings, Tom's debut album "Somebody" reflects all of his musical influences while speaking in his unique voice. Like so many before him, Tom Maxwell got his hands on a guitar, fell in love with it, and was never the same again. But it wasn't until he wrote his first verses that he discovered his true passion - songwriting.
Midway through 2011, Tom realized that it was time to get serious and start to focus on creating an album of original music. After a year of writing, rewriting, and finally coming up with 11 great tracks, the "Somebody" sessions took place in April, May, and June of 2012, with mixing and mastering completed in June and July. August 28, 2012 marked the official release of Tom's original music to the world. With "Somebody" now available, Tom Maxwell is more eager than ever to get out and make music that moves him and anybody listening. Tom Maxwell is all over the DC/MD/VA area, playing his original music or high-energy blues and roots rock with Over the Limit and Hot Rods and Old Gas.