May 2017

Tom Brislin at the Keys

A respected keyboardist for others is also a talented artist in his own right.

In our May 2017 article on Tom Brislin, we looked primarily at his work supporting some famous performers, including Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry, Yes, and Renaissance. But Brislin also writes, sings, and plays his own material—and to our ears, it’s quite good. Here are a couple of examples from his most recent solo album, Hurry Up and Smell the Roses: the title track and “Stuff You Would Understand.”