Tom Peloso

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Tom Peloso
Born (1967-02-25) February 25, 1967 (age 50)
Waynesboro, Virginia
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, trumpet, tuba, fiddle, synthesizer, kalimba
Years active 1973—present
Associated acts The Hackensaw Boys, Modest Mouse

Tom Peloso is an American musician who was born February 25, 1967 in Waynesboro, Virginia. He is a current active member of the indie rock band Modest Mouse. Peloso has played with Modest Mouse since their 2004 album, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, including their latest release, Strangers to Ourselves. He also plays in his own band, Tom Peloso and The Virginia Sheiks.[1]

Before joining Modest Mouse, Peloso was a founding member of the Charlottesville based bluegrass group The Hackensaw Boys, playing upright bass and fiddle.[2] Two of his songs, "Hobo" and "Sweet Petunia", appear on their album Look Out! On March 1, 2009 Tom Peloso released a digital EP, The Last Saturday of the Year, containing four new tracks recorded in fall 2008 at Monkeyclaus studio.

Personal life[edit]

Peloso is the son of Peter and Maureen Peloso.[3]


  1. ^ "Tom Peloso and The Virginia Sheiks". RVA Magazine. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, Brendan (28 July 2009). "Interview: Tom Peloso is working for the weekend". Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  3. ^ MODEST MOUSE: A Mouse Divided, Apr 29, 2004, by James Montgomery