Tom's Biography

Tom Price was well-known in the West Tennessee area as an outstanding performer and teacher. Tom began teaching guitar in the Nixon administration.

Tom was an adjunct faculty member of the Lambuth University music department where he taught classical guitar and directed the Lambuth University Classical Guitar Ensemble. He held a bachelor of science degree in music education and also a bachelor of music degree in guitar performance. He studied with the distinguished guitarist John Johns, artist-teacher at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music. Tom had been associated with the Tennessee Arts Commission Touring Program. As accompanist for Jackson Folk singer "Bull" Durham, Tom performed on the PBS television series "Austin City Limits".

Tom was the owner of PM Music, a retail music store in Jackson Tennessee that specializes in guitars, musical equipment, and lesson programs.

Tom had 4 recordings to his credit:

"Little Bunny Foo Foo": A collection of children's songs. New songs combined with fresh arrangements of standard tunes and a pleasant acoustic sound that draw children in to the music, it has been a PROVEN FAVORITE with all who have acquired it!

"Court Alley Re-visited" features Tom with Willi X Evans, Bull Durham, Will Edwards and friends. It is a collection of acoustic folk and rock songs.

"Eclectic Sonata" features a collection of solo classical and acoustic guitar songs, including works by Bach, Sor, and Villa-Lobos. There are also several light jazz tunes and two solo hammered dulcimer songs.

"Folk Songs of the Davis Wizard House" has a blues and folk flavor. Performing with Tom are several of the areas leading musicians doing songs by Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Grateful Dead, and others.

Tom performed frequently in the West Tennessee area. He entertained groups both large and small from black tie to blue jeans with equal versatility.

Tom's Reading List

Cats Cradle   Vonnegut
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
The Zen Teachings of Jesus  Leong
Three Nights in August   Bissinger
Huckleberry Finn
Anything by Kinky Friedman
Shelby Foote's Civil War series
Nicholas and Alexandria
Cosmos  Sagan
War and Rememberance  Wouk
What they Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School  McCormack
The Illuminated Rumi