Music Demos (Recordings)
Below are some originals I recorded with Tin Whiskers (AKA Kirk Heydt). I am doing the vocals and playing guitar. Kirk is a multi instrumentalist. He added lead guitar, sax, cello, keyboard, bass and drums.
On Goin' (Original)
This is an original I recorded with Tin Whiskers. I am doing the acoustic guitar, vocal and percussion parts. Tin Whiskers is playing cello.
I'm Your Man (Original Blues)
This is another original that I recorded with Tin Whiskers. I am Playing the raunchy rhythm guitar part and singing. Tin Whiskers is playing drums and also added guitar, bass and keyboard.
Music Demos (Solo Acoustic)
Below are three solo acoustic demos. I play traditional blues, originals and covers of songs by Tom Waits, Dylan, The Stones and JJ Cale. Most of my sets are 75% acoustic and 25% electric. The links below are demos for the acoustic stuff. There are a couple electric blues demos further down the page.
Break Em' On Down (Traditional Blues)
The original version of this is Shake Em' On Down, by Bukka White. The Rolling Stones recently did a cover of it, named Ride Em' On Down. My cover is closer to the Big Joe Williams' version.
Evermore (original acoustic)
This is an original and gives you an idea of what my "singer songwriter" stuff sounds like. I do a few originals in this style and covers of my songwriting influences like Tom Waits and Bob Dylan.
Shine A Light (Rolling Stones Cover)
This is my version of Shine A Light. I do a handful of Stones Covers.
Music Demos (Solo Electric)
Below are two demos for the electric blues stuff that I play solo at live shows. The first is a cover of Hound Dog Taylor's version of "Just Can't Make It". The second is an original blues "Shake It Loose". I recorded both of these live, playing alone, using a Digitech Trio Band Creator pedal to add drum parts.
Sleepy Tom's Music Bio
Sleepy Tom, AKA, Tom Forsythe, is a solo musician who sings and plays acoustic and electric guitar. He has been living and playing music in the Triangle for over 30 years. Among others, he has played with blues artists Big Boy Henry and Slewfoot and multi-instrumentalist, Tin Whiskers. For percussion on the acoustic songs he uses a suitcase kick drum. For some of the electric blues that he does in live shows, he adds a full drum kit to his mix with a Digitech Trio Band Creator effects pedal.