Tom Murphy has explored the sounds of the mandolin for over three decades. Influenced initially by David Grisman and Sam Bush, Tom quickly realized the mandolin’s versatility in playing many styles of music. His inventive mandolin solos, driving rhythm, and tight harmony vocals add color to a variety of bands in his present hometown of Bozeman, Montana. Current bands include: Two Bit Franks (Bluegrass/Americana) Thermal Grass & Stormy Creek (Bluegrass/Newgrass/Jazz), The John Lowell Band (Bluegrass), Hooligans (Rock/Dylan/Dead), Lone Mountain Trio (Bluegrass/Americana), Little Jane and the Pistol Whips (Americana/Country), Grassy Mountain (Americana) and singer-songwriters Jim Averitt, Chris Cunningham, and Connor Garvey.
Tom has been invited to share the stage with Rodney Crowell, Tony Trischka, Sam Bush, John Mayer, Darol Anger, Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Brewer & Shipley, Billy Payne of Little Feat and Robin & Linda Williams.