Tom Poole has literally worked with so many big names that he can't remember them all. But he is one of the most prolific recording and gigging horn players in the U.S. and he has been for more than FOUR decades!
He was with the legendary Etta James for a decade where he garnered a Grammy Win and multiple Grammy Nominations for his work on her various albums. He also worked a five year stone with equally legendary Bobby Womak. Tom was a member of the original Boz Scaggs Band and on his Album "Boz Scaggs & Band" He was likewise a founding member of the original "Santa Esmeralda" band with Jimmy Goings. They have sold over twenty five million albums worldwide.
Tom has also worked with heavy hitters like Billy Preston, Percy Sledge, Barbara Lewis, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Greg Allman, Dr John, Van Morrison, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Shirelles, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Al WIlson, Sam Moore, Freda Payne, The Dixie Cups, Irma Thomas, John Lee hooker Jr, Joey Gilmore, Michael Burks, John Nemeth and the original "Malo" Band. And these were just the ones that popped into his head in an instant when questioned about it. He is truly legendary!
Tom is one of the featured horns on Paula's new Album "Turning on the Naughty"