Tommy Crook

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Tommy Crook
Born (1944-02-16) February 16, 1944 (age 74)
OriginTulsa, Oklahoma
GenresBluegrass, Country music, Jazz

Tommy Crook is an American guitarist who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2007.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Crook played fingerstyle. He replaced the lower two strings on his Gibson switchmaster with bass strings, allowing him to create the impression of playing bass and guitar simultaneously.

Crook has played with many artists including J.J. Cale, Chet Atkins, Merle Haggard and Leon Russell.[1][2]

Personal information[edit]

Crook was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 16, 1944. He began playing guitar at the age of four[1][2] and by the age ten had started appearing on local television in Tulsa. He became the father of Kaycie Crook on September 4, 1975. He became the grandfather of Ashleigh Brazell on January 28, 1997.[1]


  • Mr. Guitar and Mr. Drums, 1968.[1]
  • Tommy Crook, 1989.[1]
  • World of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar, Release Date: September 29, 2003, Format: DVD-Video.[3]
  • 110° In The Shade—Guitar Duets with Anthony Weller, 2002


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Tommy Crook - 2007 Inductee". Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  2. ^ a b "Tommy Crook & Kathy Wolfe". Archived from the original on 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
  3. ^ "World of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar". Retrieved 2009-07-25.

Tommy Crook & Anthony Weller 110° In The Shade Guitar Duets 2002 Ton Tom Records

The liner notes to this CD state that Tommy recorded some 75 solo tunes but these have never been published.