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Tommy Dodd

Tommy Dodd

The son of a career Air Force family, Tommy Dodd has lived all over the world. His love of music came naturally. His mother and brother both enjoyed singing, and his father played several instruments, including steel guitar. Music was a huge part of their lives. He had his first steel guitar lesson at the age of 12 when they were stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Just two years later, at age 15, Tommy was performing at shows and dances around the Tampa, Florida area. Summerville, South Carolina was the last stop after Tommy’s father retired from the military, and where Tommy graduated high school in 1967.After high school, Tommy moved to Charlotte, NC, where he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and graduated with an electrical engineering degree. Tommy then began his professional recording career at Mark Five Studios in Greenville, South Carolina and eventually moved to the Atlanta area in the late 70’s.Tommy has contributed his talents to the recordings of such icons as Travis Tritt and Doug Stone. He has also played with The Supremes, as well as an impressive array of country giants at the 1994 Super Bowl half-time show featuring Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, and the Judds. But,his true claim-to-fame came in 1973 while playing with JD Sumner and the Stamps, when he actually shared the stage with Elvis!Working full-time now as a studio musician, Tommy plays frequently with local bands in Georgia, and with artists from Alabama, Tennessee and the Carolinas. And, you don’t have to look far for evidence of this “Bodacious Bobcat’s” contributions to multiple productions of Always, Patsy - the much loved story of the late, great Patsy Cline.Tommy is called upon regularly for studio work, and has 9 personal/instrumental CD projects ofhis own. He has endorsements with several fine musical instrument and accessory manufacturers including Peavey Electronics, Steel Seats.com, T.C. Furlong, and Telonics. In addition to his music, Tommy also has a printing business where he does screen-printing, heat transfer and vinyl lettering for items such as t-shirts, hats, jackets, banners, and many other imprintable items.Tommy currently resides in Acworth, Ga. where he owns and operates TCD Productions. Here he utilizes his studio for recording and also teaching students pedal steel guitar and Dobro.