But perhaps a bit more about the music: Different people have different motivations for their music. James Burton, Santana, Paul McCartney, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson, all had their individual motivations. Dylan, Lennon, Erik Satie, Miles Davis, Ralph Towner, John Fahey, Joan Baez, Todd Snider apparently have/had different motivations. Well, similar in that they wanted to communicate their own vision, but perhaps different in that they were willing to step a bit more out of, or into whatever box they perceive at the time.
Tom does it with passion, honesty, and integrity searching to communicate the sounds of life.