Tommy Joe Smith has been around music his whole life. His father was a singer/songwriter for many years and would sit and play guitar while baby Tommy sang along in the background. Growing up this way, he was introduced to many of the greats. Merle Haggard, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings cassette tapes were played frequently during Tommy's first 6 or 7 years. But it all came to life one day around the age of 8 when he first saw the movie "Great Balls Of Fire". He didn't really understand why the music sounded so good, he just knew that it did.
Tommy began playing drums in 1996, and a few years later when he first saw "The Buddy Holly Story", he asked for and received an electric guitar for Christmas. He spent the next 10-12 years playing and practicing as much as he could. Then, in 2009, after a broken foot caused by a motorcycle wreck slowed him down a bit, he bought a keyboard and began to teach himself the Boogie-Woogie sound he had discovered all those years ago.
In 2011, Tommy joined a group of fellow musicians and formed the band Oklahoma Six Gun Saints. They had a good 2 year run, and now Tommy spends his free time writing, recording, and playing live music frequently.