Tom Wolk

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Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
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Background information
Birth name Tom Wolk
Also known as T-Bone, Tommy
Born (1951-12-24)December 24, 1951
Origin Yonkers, New York, U.S.
Died February 28, 2010(2010-02-28) (aged 58)
Pawling, New York, U.S
Genres Pop rock, rock, blues
Occupations Musician, music producer
Instruments Bass, vocals, accordion, guitar, banjo, mandolin, mandola, dulcimer, piano, organ, drums
Years active 1964–2010
Labels Say See Bone Music
Associated acts Hall & Oates, Saturday Night Live Band, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Shawn Colvin, Laurie Anderson, Robert Palmer, B.B. King, G.E. Smith, Bette Midler, Debbie Gibson, NRBQ, Squeeze, Jellyfish, Guy Davis, Frank Manzi

Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (December 24, 1951 – February 28, 2010) was the longtime bassist with Hall & Oates (since 1981's Private Eyes album) and was also at one time a member of the Saturday Night Live Band with H&O bandmate G.E. Smith. Wolk was a multi-talented instrumentalist and background singer who also worked with Hall & Oates member Daryl Hall on some of his solo material, as well as with Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Wolk grew up in Yonkers, New York. He attended Roosevelt High School. In 1991 Wolk co-produced Willie Nile's Places I Have Never Been on Columbia Records. Wolk also worked with Ryan Leslie on his self-titled debut album.

"T-Bone" recorded on bluesman Guy Davis' albums, Butt Naked Free and Chocolate to the Bone, and appeared with Guy on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" performing, "Waitin' On the Cards to Fall".

Wolk had a column in the publication Guitar for the Practicing Musician during the 1980s.

Since late 2007, Wolk played with Daryl Hall and various musicians on Live From Daryl's House, a free monthly webcast that featured guests such as John Oates, Smokey Robinson, Todd Rundgren, Nick Lowe, The Bacon Brothers, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and others.

According to several reports, Wolk died on February 27, 2010, from what was an apparent heart attack. He was 58 years old.[2] [3] [1] Other sources, including the official AP Newswire, and Hall & Oates manager Jonathan Wolfson, state that Wolk died on February 28, 2010, in Pawling, New York. He had been recording a solo album with Daryl Hall.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b ""RIP, T-Bone Wolk (February 27, 2010) Respected Journeyman Bassist", The Music's Over, 28 February 2010". 2010-02-27. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ Morris, Christopher (2010-03-01). ""Bassist Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk dies", 1 March 2010, Variety". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ ""Hall & Oates Bassist T-Bone Wolk Dies", 1 March 2010". 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  4. ^ "Passings: Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk, Carlos Montemayor, Walter J. Thomson, 1 March 2010, Los Angeles Times". 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  5. ^ ""Hall & Oates bassist T-Bone Wolk dies", 1 March 2010, CBC News". 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 

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