Tom Radcliff is a songwriting wonder. He gained years of musical experience as well as audio expertise growing up in the Sacramento area. He learned to play numerous instruments including acoustic, electric, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, percussion and keyboards. His intriguing finger picking guitar style keeps audiences captivated with the beautiful melodies he creates.
Like many songwriters, Tom began writing songs to express his emotions and to share his perspective of the world. He has spent years creating a few CD's worth of new material and perfecting his artistic talents. He has the capacity of telling a story with an emotional connection the audience can relate to. Over the past few decades he has been strongly influenced by a multitude of musicians from various genres. There are two local influences however who made a big impression on his own style. Johnny Guitar Knox and Joe Craven, mentored him in some of the various techniques he still uses today. Tom has honed his different guitar playing talents, whether it's Blue Grass, Rock, Folk or the Blues, he can play it all.
Winning second place at the Sacramento State Fair years ago, led Tom to become an even better song writer and overall musician. Playing music and writing original music since his teens had given his music a strong sense of edginess and honesty.
The simple, yet authentic songs are nostalgic and comforting. Tom feels as though he writes his songs as a musical channel and this music can help inspire others.