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About Tom Hurst

Nashville based percussionist/educator/clinician/promoter Tom Hurst has supported artists across the spectrum of popular music for 25 years whether behind the drum kit, or playing ethnic percussion. The Backstreet Boys, Gary Allan, Wang Chung, Easton Corbin, Chuck Wicks, Tiffany, Joe Nichols, Sister Hazel, Tracy Lawrence, Peter Noon of Herman’s Hermits, Lee Brice, Josh Thompson, and James Otto are but a sampling of the diverse range of national/international artists that have utilized Tom’s performance services for touring and/or recording.

“Afterward: If I Could Live It Over“ What’s so bad about feeling good?

This wonderful retrospective of life was written by Nadine Stair at age 85: If I had to live my life over again, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d Relax. I’d Limber Up. I would be sillier than I’ve been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. [...]

2020-08-06T13:36:10-05:00August 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Afterward: If I Could Live It Over“ What’s so bad about feeling good?

We Got To Keep This World Together

I’m not always great with “messages” expressing a given sentiment for fear of being polarizing or insulting my friends’ diverse range of beliefs (all of which I respect as their providence). To that end: I think Seal nails it with his lyrical content here: “Nows the time for stepping out of place and give account [...]

2020-07-31T09:03:42-05:00July 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Got To Keep This World Together

“A Man Of A Thousand (In My Case: Dreams)”

The sum of a man's life can so often be codified within the lyrics of a song. If I had one from my early years as an adult it would be this track from Mr. Mister. One of my all time favorite bands for their blend of musicianship and thoughtful lyrical content and song-writing they [...]

2020-07-18T09:59:50-05:00July 18th, 2020|Songs & Styles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on “A Man Of A Thousand (In My Case: Dreams)”

“It’s Been Such A Long Time…”

Time Marches On... And There's Nothing You Can Do About It. I'm not sure why for my very first blog entry a classic Boston tune would pop into my head as an inextricable ear-worm, but here it is... "It's been such a long time. I think I should be goin'. And time doesn't [...]

2020-07-16T12:09:34-05:00July 14th, 2020|Teaching|Comments Off on “It’s Been Such A Long Time…”