Tom Wolk

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Tom "T-Bone" Wolk
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Fender Promo Photo
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
Occupation(s) Musician, music producer
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar
Years active 1964–2010
Labels Say See Bone Music
Associated acts Hall & Oates, Saturday Night Live Band, Elvis Costello, Frank Manzi

Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (December 24, 1951 – February 28, 2010) was an American musician and bassist for the music duo, Hall & Oates.

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. Wolk 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. He began playing with Hall & Oates in 1981 after appearing on the album, Private Eyes. He was also a member of the Saturday Night Live Band with his Hall & Oates bandmate G.E. Smith. Wolk was a multi-instrumentalist and worked with Daryl Hall, Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career. Beginning in 2007, Wolk played with Daryl Hall on his Live From Daryl's House, monthly webcast.


Wolk died on February 27, 2010, from a heart attack. He was 58 years old.[1][2] Other sources, including the AP Newswire and Hall & Oates manager Jonathan Wolfson, say Wolk died on February 28, 2010, in Pawling, New York.[3][4]


  1. ^ Morris, Christopher (2010-03-01). ""Bassist Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk dies", 1 March 2010, Variety". Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  2. ^ ""Hall & Oates Bassist T-Bone Wolk Dies", 1 March 2010". 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  3. ^ "Passings: Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk, Carlos Montemayor, Walter J. Thomson, 1 March 2010, Los Angeles Times". 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 
  4. ^ ""Hall & Oates bassist T-Bone Wolk dies", 1 March 2010, CBC News". 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 

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