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Saturday August 19th 2017

Thom Turner Dishaw Guitars Latest Artist Representative

Thom Turner is the definition or a versatile player.  From Hard Rock and Metal to Solo Jazz and Fusion, from traditional Celtic folk and singer songwriter to experimental orchestral music.  He covers all the bases.

Hailing from Minetto NY, Thom has been playing guitar professionally since age 16.  Now at 28 he is a senior at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Thom performs with various groups almost 80 dates a year.  Wish Pool (www.wishpoolband.com) is five piece hard rock outfit with two albums released “Resurrected” and this year’s “Tabula Rasa”.  Thom and the boys have toured all over the north east, even playing along side Alter Bridge, Theory of a Dead Man, Black Stone Cherry, Red and many others.  While at school in Boston MA, Thom is the lead singer and guitarist of Celtic Rock standouts Dublin Free Press (http://www.dfpband.com).  Playing weekly all around Mass and greater New England, DFP is a fixture in the scene.  With an energetic stage show and tight playing DFP landed a weekly gig at Lansdowne PUB in Boston and has Played the pre-party for the yearly St. Patricks Day Dropkick Murphy’s show next door at the House of Blues.  Recently Thom was asked to join metal Legends Freya. (http://www.facebook.com/freyaband)  Lead by the indelible Earth Crisis front man Karl Buechner.  With four albums put out on Victory Records, Freya is in the process of recording their new album “Paragon of the Crucible” the sequel last years “All Hail the End”.  With East Coast, West Coast and beyond touring in the works, Thom is going to be busy showing off his Dishaw guitars.

While at The Berklee College of Music Thom has studied under Dave Fiuczynski (http://www.torsos.com/), Livingston Taylor (http://livtaylor.com/), Mark White(http://www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/mark-white), Jon Finn(https://jonfinn.com) Jack Pezanelli (http://www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/jack-pezanelli) among many others. Thom has also endorses other products.  Specifically with Port City Amplification and Steve Clayton USA.  Previously he was an artist for Warrior and Michael Kelly guitars.

Aside from playing Thom is also a music educator.  Having taught guitar lessons for 5 years out of A and J Music in Oswego NY as well as numerous online students, he is dedicated to spreading music in anyway he can.

“I have never not been a musician.  From day one I was listening to my parents play records.  Then my grandmother started me on piano and Harp.  I was into choirs and eventually rock bands.  When I finally found guitar I knew this was it.  This was my conduit into musical expression.  I have endorsed a few guitar makers.  When I found Dishaw right in Syracuse not a half hour away I was so excited.  I went and sat down with Pete and he showed me the versatility and literal carte blanch that I could have on my own signature guitar.  I played some of the guitars they had and was blown away by the consistency of tone and playability.  That was it.  I had found a company that makes insane instruments but moreover wants a personal relationship with the people who purchase them.”

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