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Tom Giblin
Tom's early musical influences came from the two local (Iowa) AM stations. He was into the Pop scene, but was also influenced by his older sister's musical taste. She passed on the sounds of Motown and R&B such as The Supremes and The Box Tops. Tom formed his first band with neighborhood and school friends in his freshman year of high school. They called the band Aspen Grove and it lasted about a year.
The first blues band, he played with, was Steve Miller's, shortly after high school. Tom was in his early 20's when he moved to San Francisco, but soon went back for another change to Chicago. But it seemed Tom to be restless, he moved several times from town to town. After a longer period, he has settled in his homeland.
Gibby, as he is called, has more than 40 years experience as a professional musician. Playing everything from Rock, to R&B, to Blues. He's been a solid organ and piano sideman to Elvin Bishop, Albert Collins, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison, Big Joe Turner, The Dynatones, A.C. Reed, Bryan Lee, Kenny Neal, Andrew "B.B." Odom, Jimmy Johnson, Lonnie Brooks, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Mary Wells, Koko Taylor, Fenton Robinson, Mighty Joe Young, Carey Bell, Abb Locke, and Big Time Sarah.
part of this text is taken from an interview with Tom which was conducted and written by Jamie Gorecki in 2000
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Wound Up Tight
Alligator Records AL 4751
released 1986
Lonnie Brooks, guitar, vocals
Johnny Winter (tracks: A1, B1), guitar
Larry Clyman, guitar
Osee Anderson, guitar
Tom Giblin, organ
Jim Liban (tracks: A3, B3), harmonica
Noel Neal, bass
Jimi Schutte, drums
Live From Chicago - Bayou Lightning Strikes
Alligator Records AL 4759
recorded live at B.L.U.E.S. in Chicago, IL/USA/USA
released 1988
Lonnie Brooks, guitar, vocals
Osee Anderson, guitar
Ronnie Baker Brooks, guitar
Tom Giblin, organ, piano
Lafayette Lyle jr, bass
Jimi Schutte, drums
Satisfaction Guaranteed
Alligator Records AL 4799
recorded in Chicago, IL/USA/USA
released 1991
Lonnie Brooks, guitar, vocals
Ronnie Baker Brooks, guitar, vocals
Tom Giblin, keyboards
Augustus Taylor, bass
Kevin Mitchell, drums
Koko Taylor, vocals
Burning Flame
Grooveyard Records GYR112

Bryce Janey, guitar, vocals
Tommy T-Bone Giblin, Hammond organ
Dan 'DJ' Johnson, bass
Eric Douglas, drums
Get Down With The Blues
Grooveyard Records GYR113

Bryce Janey, guitar, vocals
Billylee Janey, guitar
Tommy T-Bone Giblin, Hammond organ
Dan 'DJ' Johnson, bass
Eric Douglas, drums

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