“More soulful than most,” Downbeat says. “Gray sings impressive original songs in a sandpapered rasp that’s salve for the affective aches and urgencies acknowledged throughout his thoughtful lyrics.”
Tom Gray, from Atlanta, Georgia, has written songs recorded by Cyndi Lauper (several in fact, including the hit “Money Changes Everything”), Manfred Mann, Carlene Carter, Bonnie Bramlett and many others.
In the 1980s Tom sang and played keyboards in The Brains, recording two critically acclaimed albums on Mercury and an EP on Landslide Records. In Nashville in the late 1980s Tom picked up his first lap steel guitar and was immediately hooked. He hasn’t put it down yet.
Over the course of his career Tom has written songs featured in advertisements, films and TV shows. He has collected awards from, among others, the Village Voice (Independent Single of the Year), the Georgia Songwriters Association (Songwriter of the Year) and the American Roots Music Association (Blues Songwriter of the Year).
Today Tom tours internationally with the award-winning roots-rock band Delta Moon. He is now recording a solo project.
"Tom Gray's songwriting is, as ever, strong and powerfully rooted stuff."
-- Iain Patience, Elmore Magazine