The memoir traces Tom’s travels and encounters; seeing and being inspired by Blues guitar legends B.B.King & Albert King at the legendary Cellar Door nightclub in Washington, D.C. in the late 1960s, and his early days in Boston with the band Powerhouse.
Lots great road stories from touring the USA; encounters with Freddie King, Dr. John, NRBQ, Frank Zappa, Joe Pass, and Big Mama Thornton, as well as stories of European concerts where he shares the bill with guitar icon Jeff Beck, Blues Piano legend Champion Jack Dupree, a flight with soul singer legend Wilson Picket, and a career-high appearance at the Montreux Jazz festival. Tom has anecdotes about his days playing with Washington, DC guitar legend Danny Gatton and “Blazing
Telecasters”, Roy Buchanan, and jamming with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Butterfield, Wayne Jackson, the Memphis Horns, Chuck Leavell, Lonnie Mack, and more.
It’s a “who’s who” and a “what’s what” of guitar anecdotes, jokes, stories, and schtick, from the eyes of a great player and music fan, told after 50 years in the business. To purchase the book and CD visit tomprincipato.com and powerhouserecords.com.