Tom E. Gordon’s guitar performances cover the best soft rock hits spanning the 70s and 80s – handpicked to bring back nostalgia from the greatest decades in smooth songwriting. Encompassing genres of yacht rock, sophisti-pop, and a boatload of guilty pleasures, the set highlights classics from Steely Dan to Hall & Oates, George Benson, Kenny Loggins, Seals & Crofts, Toto, and The Doobie Brothers. Drawing on roots from smooth jazz, rhythm & blues, blue-eyed soul, and funk-fusion, Tom’s performances please any crowd with sophisticated musical taste.
With a Masters in Music from University of Miami's top-ranked Frost School of Music, Tom has earned a reputation for excellence acknowledged by fellow musicians, educators, and fans alike. His guitar mentors are Chuck Loeb and George Benson (pictured), while his guitar heroes include Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Page, and Prince.
Tom’s talent, reliability, and character radiate his professionalism, and he has been sought after for social functions and special events in Southwest Florida for two decades with consistent top-rated reviews and recommendations.
"...far reaching, and refreshing."
- Florida Weekly
"...polished, substantial, and entirely lovely."
- Naples Daily News
" Tom shares the same musical sensibilities with the likes of B.B. King."
- George Benson