My musical journey started back around 1973. I've been rather serious since 2007, working hard to increase my playing skills, and honing my songwriting ability. I hope that all of this results in your enjoyment of my music. I add songs as I finish them. It is a slow journey because music is not a full-time occupation.
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Tomas David Hood - that is me, the fellow that runs this website. I am a musician. You can listen to my music by clicking on the following banner, then click the 'Listen to All Tracks' button. If you would, please vote for each song. It helps me in my musical journey! (You can also leave me a comment on what you think about my music.) (To vote, you must create an account at SongVault.fm - this is free, and used only to keep you from voting more than once per song while it is on a given chart.)
+ The new SHENANDOAH STEREO DELUX 200, which has been designed as the most full featured professional acoustic amp available, able to reproduce the warm, natural, distinctive tones of acoustic instruments, even at high output levels. The stereo 200 watt design provides incredible headroom and is capable of continuous high level dynamic output for the club or concert stage.
The stereo amp design and "FLEXED" speaker baffle work together to better project the rich, detailed STEREO programs of the two onboard Alesis Digital Effects processors. Both DSP's can be assigned to operate on the same or individual channels and can be turned on and off by the footswitch (included).
To tie the sound together either through the amp, or into the recording software, Tomas uses the Line6 PODxt and TonePort UX2 to mike and shape the sound.
We humans are musical by nature. Music, no matter where it comes from, nor who makes it, causes a response in us. I'm just like you - any music which inspires a response in me can influence me in the overall scheme of things.
I do want to be clear about something: just because an artist inspired me, musically, or had an impact in the shaping of my tastes in music, it does not mean that I endorse nor am aligned with the views, religions, political leanings, or lifestyle of any particular artist.
I have my own beliefs, forged by a life-long journey of personal search and work. These beliefs are expressed by my life, my music, how I do what I do, and so forth. No one can separate his or her religion from his or her daily life. It is one and the same.
With that foundation, let me tell you a bit about my influences, musically. Here's a wide ranging list:
John Michael Talbot; Joe Satriani; David Gilmore; Michael Hedges; David Lanz; George Winston; U2; Styx; Led Zep; Pink Floyd; Rush; Dream Theater; Larry Norman; Randy Stonehill; Ted Nuggent; Tommy Shaw; Dennis De Young; Jeff Beck; Jean Michael Jerre; Michael Omartian; Super Tramp; Annie Lennox; Heather Nova; Vangelis; and so many more!