tom hampton / Press

"...Tom is one of those guys that just fits our band."

Doug Gray - Marshall Tucker Band

"...as a musician, one of the absolute best at what he does - not just in Philadelphia, but anywhere."

Gene Shay - WXPN-FM, Philadelphia Folk Festival MC

"...Tom Hampton’s baritone guitar and lap steel paints the music with broad brush strokes of notes that ache..."

John Apice - No Depression Magazine

"...he's the guy you call if you need to get it done, and get it done right. On time, in tune, ego-free, done right, and well-tempered. That's Tom Hampton."

Peter Rodman - Former Program Director - KBCO, Boulder CO

"Tom Hampton is, quite possibly the most tasteful player I've ever had the pleasure of working with in the studio. Not only does Tom give you amazing parts to work with, but his instrument and amplifier choices are what real records are made of."

Matt Muir (producer/engineer/drummer)

"...great to hear Tom's beautiful pedal steel guitar add such warm and melodic tones to the MTB sound that rose up above the trees...wonderful!"

Dave Zimmer - Author - "Crosby, Stills and Nash: The Authorized Biography"

“quietly great...seems able to play any stringed instrument with ease and expertise."”

Jim Six - NJ.com

"...string virtuoso (genius?) - just phenomenal...as good as i think you are likely to hear anytime soon."

George Witterschein - Audiophile Voice

"...plays nearly everything with frets and strings...he makes anything better just being part of it."

Cyndy Drue - examiner.com

"Seriously...I've never played with a better all-around musician in my life."

Craig Bickhardt (Nashville Songwriting Legend)

"Tom Hampton is just about the best friend a song ever had. He's a brilliant player who illuminates a song from the inside - a rare gift."

Michael Tearson (WMMR, WXPN, Sirius/XM, and - recording artist!)

"man, what a great player - you sure do make a big noise for one guy up there."

John David Call, pedal steel guitarist for Pure Prairie League

"Tom is the Swiss Army Knife of sessioncats."

Blake Allen (singer/songwriter)

"...very atmospheric and tasteful - great job! thanks again!

John Mock - Producer/Multi-instrumentalist (James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O'Connell)

"Tom is my left-hand man with 12 fingers...great gear and attitude - I never want to have to leave home without him."

John Lilley (The Hooters, Robert Hazard, solo artist)

"You're a fantastic musician, and its been such a blast for me to catch all the magic and spark that you bring to the table."

Craig White (Chief Engineer, Philadelphia International Records)

"A pleasure playing with you. You've got a great sound."

Ben Wittman (Jonatha Brooke, Lucy Kaplansky, Paula Cole)

"..I was struck by what seems to be a powerful blend of two voices - my baritone under your lines, a la Rick Roberts...I'm dying to hear more of what it might sound like."

Larry Burnett (founding member of Firefall)