Tom Bresh

Thom Bresh is a multi-faceted entertainer. A singer, songwriter, recording artist, impressionist, and instrumentalist with an eventful career stemming from the tender age of three. He is the son of legendary Hall of Fame guitar great "Merle Travis", and can recreate that famous "Travis style" with an incredible Bresh twist. When touring, Thom travels with an array of guitars including his signature handcrafted "Dualette," (the famous two-sided guitar that he refers to as "My Band"), a custom red "Godin Multiac" attached to a synthesizer creating incredible instrument replications, (such as a horn section, piano, and strings), and his "Unity Special" 18 inch archtop, (a state of the art version of Merle Travis' famous Gibson Super 400 Special). You may also catch the Breshman with one of his signature "Bresh Spirits". Thom and extraordinary guitar pickin' have become one... globally.


In New Zealand, Bresh's audiences come to see "The yank with the 2 sided guitar." Thom Bresh is hailed throughout France for his captivating sound and memorable stage presence. He also carries the coveted title of "Wine Lord" by both the World Wine Counsel in Bordeaux, France and Patrimonio, Corsica. In Europe he has performed with entertainment greats like Marcel Dadi, Francis Cabrel and Albert Lee. In his vast career, he has shared audiences with everyone from Bob Hope to Wynonna to Willie Nelson.He recently guest starred with Chet Atkins and Steve Wariner on the TNN special "A Salute to the Country Greats," and was featured on the Nashville Network's "Prime Time Country." He has hosted his own successful weekly television variety show called "Nashville Swing," and was a regular on Dinah! and the Merv Griffin Show. Thom has guest starred on the "Barbara Mandrell Show," the "People's Choice Awards," the "Jim Nabors Show," "Austin City Limits," "Nashville Now," "Music City Tonight," and "Crook and Chase."


Thom Bresh "the Producer" is in demand among the music industry's guitarists. Classical guitarist "Valérie Duchateau" made the long journey from France just to be produced by Bresh. He has also produced country guitar great, Jerry Reed on his latest '99 CD. As a Producer, he received a Grammy nomination for the Merle Travis album, "Travis Pickin," and an Academy Award nomination for "Over You," theme song from the movie Tender Mercies that was performed by Lane Brody, in addition to producing five of his own albums. His CD "Son of a Guitar Pickin' Man" brought him much acclaim from elite magazines such as "Guitar Player" and "Country Guitar," to Britain's "Now Dig This." Bresh's latest album, "Wires to the Wood," is currently collecting rave reviews.Music is not is only love. As a videographer, Bresh has shot, produced and edited projects that include Hank Thompson, Lyle Lovett, Brooks & Dunn, George Jones, and Tanya Tucker. He and his infamous crew have just finished production on "Another Puff," a long-form narrative-music-sitcom video starring Jerry Reed, due to be released in 2000. He is an accomplished impressionist/comedian with a diverse collection of voices ranging from country greats to various political icons, which he incorporates with ease into his performances leaving audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter. This brilliant comedic timing and unique delivery led to two HBO Specials. An entertainer surpassed by no other, leaving audiences totally awestruck wherever he performs. Playing guitar seems as natural and effortless as breathing for him. When you see Bresh and his "Band" take the stage you will know why... "Thom Bresh is a guitarist that deserves to be heard," Chet Atkins, CGP