Guitarist Tom Fisch to Perform at Sunday Concert Series October 21
The Haywood County Arts Council is pleased to announce Tom Fisch in concert on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 3pm at the Haywood County Library auditorium in Waynesville. The Sunday Series is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The October 21 concert is sponsored by Turnabouts in Waynesville. The concert is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Born and raised in Albany, New York, Tom won his first guitar in a raffle at a school bazaar when he was ten years old. That set the path for a life long musical journey.
Tom says, “As the years went by, I found myself getting into singers and players like Doc Watson, James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Tony Rice, the Byrds, and traditional folk and country artists. My playing and writing were also greatly influenced by singer/ songwriters such as Dave Mallett, John Prine, Steve Goodman, and Jonathan Edwards.”
After years of entertaining audiences throughout the Northeast at colleges, clubs, coffeehouses, festivals and fairs, Tom moved to Nashville, TN in 1991 to further his songwriting career. While working as a demo singer and studio musician he formed his own publishing company, Tom Fisch Music. His songs have been recorded by a number of artists, including the Oak Ridge Boys, Swiss country singer Erica Arnold and children’s performer Lisa Atkinson.
In 2004, Tom relocated to Western North Carolina and its thriving acoustic music scene. With the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains for inspiration, Tom and his music found a comfortable place to call home.
Whether Tom is performing for a large audience in an auditorium, outdoors at a festival, or in front of a small crowd in an intimate listening room, his audiences are taken with the stellar musicianship and warm, engaging personality he brings to the stage. Tom’s shows feature his own outstanding songwriting as well as songs from some of his favorite artists and songwriters.
For more information about upcoming concerts, programs, and Gallery 86 exhibits, visit the Haywood County Arts Council online at www.haywoodarts.org, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. The mission of the Haywood County Arts Council is to build partnerships that promote art and artists, explore new cultural opportunities, and preserve mountain artistic heritage. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.