At seventeen years old, Thomas Flynn arrived in Waco, Texas on a greyhound bus with a suitcase, guitar, and five hundred bucks in his pocket. After a few failed attempts at forming a band, he decided to take matters into his own hands. "I bought a four track recorder and a cheap drum set and taught myself to play drums. I started writing songs and recording all the parts myself. I was terrible at first, but over time I got better." That was the beginning of what would become an obsession. He spent the next few years in his bedroom/home-studio writing and recording songs. "I didn't have a band so I couldn't perform what I was recording, but I was passing out demos to anyone who would take them." In 2005, a job offer brought him to Fort Worth and it wasn't long before he was out and about checking out the local music. A hotbed of talented singer/songwriters in the local scene began to influence the direction he wanted to take. "I would go out and see these troubadour-type guys on stage by themselves with an acoustic guitar singing songs that they wrote. I started thinking to myself, 'hey, I can do that!'" So he traded an electric for an acoustic and undertook the task of transposing full band compositions into acoustic versions that he could perform solo. "I was a rocker before I moved to Fort Worth, but the non-commercial side of country and folk grew on me. I started taking country and folk chord progressions and incorporating them into what I was already doing." It was an experimental process that proved to be a successful one, creating a sound that varies from rock to country to folk to blues and everywhere in between with the lyrics to back it up. If you ask him, he's far from where he wants to be, but there is no doubt that this up-and-comer is a musical force to be reckoned with...and he's just getting started.