Tom is a photographer, educator, and recording engineer specializing in live & location recording. His vocal skills, knowledge of American history, and sense of humor are just a few of the assets he brings to Lost Radio Rounders. Tom has taught New York State Cultural History, American music history, audio/video technology, and photography at the 5th through 12th grade levels. His photography and writing frequently appear in N.Y.S. Conservationist magazine.
As a songwriter, Michael has four solo albums to his credit, each of which reflects different facets of his own interest in the long reach of American music. His work as a nationally recognized, widely published music critic has earned him a spot as a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame voter. Mr. Eck is also a visual artist whose portraits focus on American roots musicians.
A founding member of The Star-Spangled Washboard Band, Blotto, and Ramblin Jug Stompers, Paul's performing and recording resume is beyond impressive... and he knows a lot of banjo jokes.