Tom's Music Bio:

Sleepy Tom, AKA, Tom Forsythe, is a solo blues and roots musician who sings and plays acoustic and electric guitar. He has been living and playing music in the Triangle for over 30 years. Tom plays mostly blues along with a few covers by artists like Tom Waits and Bob Dylan. Among others, he has played with blues artists Big Boy Henry and Slewfoot and recorded with multi-instrumentalist, Tin Whiskers. For some of the electric blues that he does in live shows, he adds bass and drums using a Digitech Trio Band Creator effects pedal.


Sleepy Tom & Tin Whiskers Album

Album Notes

"I was fortunate enough to cross paths with Tin Whiskers last fall when I was playing at a bar down the street from my house in Raleigh, NC. We rehearsed once and then played a couple of gigs together. The two of us decided there was enough clickage that we should record some originals. I knew that someone who can play so many instruments as well as Kirk probably wouldn't come my way again anytime soon, so I was eager to record him playing on some of my originals before he moved back CA. This batch of songs is the result. Kirk did most of his stuff in one or two takes. No overdubs or digital comping. The result ain't nothing but the blues... pretty much."

Album credits:
Tom Forsythe (AKA Sleepy Tom) Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Kirk Charles Heydt (AKA Tin Whiskers ) Guitar, Drums, Cello, Keyboards, Sax, Bass!


Four Song Demo


Acoustic Guitar and Vocal by Tom. (Original)

Hot Sauce

Guitar by Tom. Recorded live using a Digitech Trio Band Creator Pedal to add Drums and Bass. (Son Seals Cover)

I'm Your Man

Guitar and Vocals by Tom. Drums, Lead guitar, bass and keyboard by Tin Whiskers. (Original Blues)