Bill Toms and Hard Rain

http://www.billtoms.com

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

Holiday Party Bill Toms & Hard Rain (feat. The Soulville Horns)

Sat December 23, 2017

Bill Toms and Hard Rain (feat. The Soulville Horns) Celebrate the Holiday Season at "Hard Rain National Headquarters" Excuses Bar & Grill in SouthSide Pittsburgh. Move over Santa, Mrs. Claus needs room to groove.....

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Bill Toms & Hard Rain (Feat. The Soulville Horns) In Cleveland

Sat January 6, 2018

Blue Collar Soul from Pittsburgh Venue:Supper Club Doors open:06:00 pm | Showtime:08:00 pm $8 Advance, $10 Day of Show, All Ages, General Admission, Dining Reservations Required Former lead guitarist of Pittsburgh's legendary band Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers Why you should see this show...

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Bill Toms & Hard Rain

Sat January 6, 2018

Blue Collar Soul from Pittsburgh Venue:Supper Club Doors open:06:00 pm | Showtime:08:00 pm $8 Advance, $10 Day of Show, All Ages, General Admission, Dining Reservations Required Former lead guitarist of Pittsburgh's legendary band Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers Why you should see this show...

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Bill Toms & Hard Rain featuring the Soulville Horns

Sat January 13, 2018

JANUARY 12, 2018 · FRIDAY * 9PM * $10 While it’s hard to put a finger on any one sound that defines “American music,” the compositions of Bill Toms are as close a template as any. The Pittsburgh native, along with his band Hard Rain, delivers a sound that takes the greatest of America’s ...

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