Tom Conrad started playing guitar when he was 12-years-old. At that time, his father bought him a guitar from Leithold's Music Store for $20. He remembers practicing after his first lesson playing chords and putting words to the music he was playing! He has performed with various bands threw the years, Like Sweet Water, Big City, Vision,and Wild Fire.
In addition to playing solo gigs, Tom was also half of a duo called The Journeymen with Dennis Kuhn. They had been performing together for 29 years on the La Crosse Queen Dinner Cruises until Dennis's untimely death in 2018, Tom and Dennis were one of the longest playing duos in the La Crosse area.
Tom"s Gigs with Dennis were - The La Crosse Queen Dinner Cruises - Riverfest - Oktoberfest - Stepping Out in Pink 11 years - The Taste of the Garden event for Hunger Task Force - Habitat for Humanity Fund Raisers
In addition to playing in a duo, Tom also does solo gigs, including: - Cafe D'Vine - Piggy's - 4 Sister Wine and Tapas Lounge - 4 Sisters 4 th St Wine Bar - Java Vino - Elmaro Vineyard - Lost Island Winery in Onalaska.Wi - Highland Ridge meats in Bangor.Wi - Norskedalen Events - La Crosse Queen Dinner Cruises - The Charmant
Tom"s Volunteer gigs include: - Rotary After Hours Masters Golf Outing Ugly Sweater 5K - The Juvenile Autism Foundation of La Crosse - Oktoberfest Forks and Corks Event 3 years - Leading With Power Events - Various cancer fundraising events
Tom feels fortunate to have a wonderful, loving family. He's been married to his wife Jackie for 34 years.With three grown adult children, and five grand children.