Bill Toms and Hard Rain

Bill Toms and Hard Rain

Blues R&B Rock

“Bill Toms is a poet, a soul-shouter and guitar slinger with one foot in the gutter and an eye on the heavens above. And man, does he front a great rock n' soul band!” - Will Kimbrough The creative compulsion to write songs that stir emotion, challenge the mind, and move the tail feathers of the audience is undeniably unique in music today. His performances have become legendary in sheer power and passion. Rock and roll, soul, blues, and gospel so deep the earth moves, and the walls begin shakin’ as Bill Toms and his band start the train rollin. American music never sounded so good. He joined Pittsburgh’s legendary band, Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers, as lead guitarist in 1987. The band’s meteoric rise into the professional music scene enabled Bill to tour the United States and Europe repeatedly. While with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers he opened for and played with a long and impressive list of notables, such as The Band, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat and Stevie Ray Vaughn. During his 20 years of playing guitar, co-writing, and singing back-up vocals for the Houserockers, Toms recorded six studio albums and one live concert album. In 1995, the acclaimed CD, “American Babylon,” was recorded and produced by Bruce Springsteen.

Upcoming Events

Bill Toms & Hard Rain 'Good For My Soul' Record Release Concerts

Sat October 21, 2017

TWO SHOWS! Bill Toms and Hard Rain (Featuring The Soulville Horns) - 'Good For My Soul' Record Release Concerts with special guests Marc Reisman and the Strong Way Band [both nights] 10/20 Tix: 10/21 Tix: Tickets on sale now! Tix: $12 adv, $15 d...

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Joyce & Bill Toms 12th Annual Thanksgiving Benefit Show

Thu November 23, 2017

Joyce & Bill Toms present their 12th Annual Thanksgiving Benefit Show to benefit the Society of St. Vincent DePaul Society on Wednesday, November 22 at 8 pm. The special night of live music features the sounds of Bill Toms & Hard Rain featuring the Soulville Horns, along with guests Marc Reisman and...

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Bill Toms & Hard Rain / Chris Berardo

Fri December 8, 2017

BILL TOMS & HARD RAIN * Friday, December 8th The Saint Presents (Early Show) feat. Bill Toms & Hard Rain (New Release ‘Good For My Soul’) / From Silvermine, CT, Chris Berardo, Doors 6pm, $15 (In Advance) / $18 (Day Of Show) at THE SAINT. Link:

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