Tom Pacheco

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

4 November 1948, Massachusetts, USA. Pacheco’s father, Tony, had played guitar, in Europe, with Django Reinhardt. He later moved to a farm in Massachusetts, where he also owned a music store and taught guitar. Tom started playing guitar at the age of 10, studying both Flamenco and classical styles whilst in high school. Leaving home at the age of 16, and already writing his own songs, he moved into the Greenwich Village scene in New York during the 60s. Gradually he emerged into the non-traditional country field of music, his early albums for RCA Records and CBS Records not being too well received. During the late 70s, Pacheco turned towards rock ‘n’ roll, with his song ‘All Fly Away’ recorded by Jefferson Starship on their Dragonfly album. Spending 1982 and 1983 playing, and living, in Austin, Texas, Pacheco continued to build a following for himself. He then spent two years in Woodstock, before moving to Nashville in 1986. The following...

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