TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - TOM SHINNESS


Tom Shinness Spotlight


"Translucent Harp" from his CD Translucent Harp
TGS Spotlight Player from August 1, 2013

Tom Shinness makes his living as a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter with six CD's of original instrumental to his credit.


Tom uses a variety of common and not-so-common acoustic instruments and combines the sounds to achieve fresh new sonic textures. One of these instruments is a Gibson harp-guitar that was built in 1913. It has 16 strings and looks like a cross between a harp and a guitar. He is an in demand studio cellist, and also plays bass, mandolin, ukulele, piano, percussion, and many other instruments, sometimes using unusual playing techniques such as playing the cello like a guitar or playing two instruments at once.


Tom plays a variety of styles. His music has been used on NPR and NPT and nationally televised commercials.


Visit Tom Shinness's website at www.tomshinness.com


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