Tom Clawson "TC" has been performing a unique and growing set list of classic rock, folk rock, country rock and Americana music from the 60's, 70's and 80's in the Toledo, Ohio area since 2016. Hear some of your favorite cover songs done the acoustic way, laid back and fun.
Our set lists vary from date to date as we continually add to our repertoire. Hear covers of Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, The Eagles, Bob Seger, John Cougar and many, many others!
Singer-Songwriter, Rhythm Guitar Player for the Blues Rock Band (BUCK69), Buck69.net - Acoustic Duo with son Alex (AcousticX) and Acoustic Duo with T J Carros (TNT)
Available for songwriting, production, band promotion and marketing at TRC Consulting, Inc.
I play electric and acoustic rhythm guitar and love my Taylor six string.
She is my mistress, and I write the melodies that she whispers to me in the deep dark of the night.
When songwriting, my lyrics are based on stories I’ve heard, stories I’ve been told and mainly my real life experiences. How does one move forward without looking back? Oscar Wilde said, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it". So, if regrets are opportunities missed, things left unsaid and passions that aren’t pursued, then so far this has been a life of no regrets and I’ve learned that what is held lightly, can never be lost. Simplicity comes from letting go of what you want. - Lao tzu
In October of 1974 right before his 16th birthday, Tom woke up one morning and grabbed his Fender acoustic and his sleeping bag and decided to travel. With six dollars and change, the clothes on his back, a friends draft card and without telling anyone he headed out, leaving Warren, Ohio and hitch hiking cross-country. Tom would stop in bars along the way playing old Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard songs. He would put his hat on the bar and use the few bucks he made to get something to eat. When he couldn’t find a place to sleep for the night he would sleep under the overpasses. Tom made it down to Galveston, TX where he worked on a shrimp boat and then eventually made his way back home. Started his own band, TC Rogers and the Blues Hamilton Band in the fall of 1975, and played a mix of country rock and blues-rock. Since those days Tom has been married, divorced, married again and has 3 sons. Spent 3 years in the U S Army military police, earned a degree in business management, currently manages a trucking company and owned a small Internet Human Resource Software business from 2000 to 2008. In 2004 persuaded by his oldest son Alex, Tom started playing music again and eventually they formed a band “BUCK69” in 2005.
From his teenage days of hanging out with the Warren, Ohio chapter of the Outlaws, playing guitar in the bars, the booze, the drugs, guns, knives, friends shot and killed, friends dead from drugs, hitch hiking to Texas, hitch hiking to Florida, hitch hiking to New York, the older women, the younger women, the married women and life in general. Tom has plenty of stories to tell and lots of songs still to write!
2007 Voted best self produced Blues CD by The Black Swamp Blues Society.
"When She Whispers Your Name" Submitted to the 2008 IBC in Memphis, TN.
2008 Texas Roots Music Association Entertainer of The Year Nominee.
2008 First Round Qualifier Grammy's Best Contemporary Blues Album.
“When She Whispers Your Name”
2009 Toledo Blade Battle of The Bands Blues Winners.
2009 Toledo Ohio People’s Choice Award for Songs of Toledo. “I Am Toledo”
2009 Toledo City Paper Best Blues Band Toledo Ohio
2009 Toledo City Paper Best Underrated Band in Toledo Ohio
2009 Toledo City Paper Tom Clawson Runner up Singer Songwriter in Toledo Ohio
2010 Played Ohio State Fair
2010 Toledo Blade Battle of The Bands Classic Rock Runner Up
2011 Toledo City Paper Runner up Best Blues Band Toledo Ohio
2011 Winner Solo/Duo N.W. Ohio Black Swamp Blues Society challenge - Tom and Alex Clawson
2012 Tom & Alex performed Solo/Duo Comp at Kings Palace Beale Street
for International Blues Comp. Memphis, TN.
2012 Toledo City Paper Best Blues Band Toledo Ohio
2013 Release 2nd CD “No Medicine Like The Blues”
2014 Voted best self produced blues CD by The Black Swamp Blues Society.
"No Medicine Like The Blues" Submitted to the 2014 IBC in Memphis, TN
2014 First Round Qualifier Grammy's Best Blues Album
"No Medicine Like The Blues"