Hello and welcome to my website.    I am a musician based in Aspen, performing as a singer/songwriter and freelance bass player in the Roaring Fork and Vail valleys since 1977.  

During the winter season I appear as a singer/guitarist on Wednesdays at the Westin fire pit and on Fridays at the Base Village fire pit, both in Snowmass Village. On Sundays I appears at the Aspen Highlands Ritz Carlton.  Many summer evenings find me up at the Burlingame Cabin on Snowmass Mountain providing the musical entertainment for sunset dinners.  Weekend evenings are often spent playing acoustic or electric bass in jazz, bluegrass or dance bands.  

Go to the video page to look through the videos of me performing in different musical settings to see if I might be a good fit for your upcoming event.  You will also find a page that shows my singer/guitarist song list, as well as the store page with links to purchase "Smore Songs" and "Merry Christmas Aspen."

Many of my afternoons are spent teaching music, and I am the musical director for the Aspen Country Day School's spring musical.  For more info visit https://paxtonstudios.musicteachershelper.com


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I am often confused for the famous folksinger by the same name, and though I am not "the" Tom Paxton, I had the pleasure of backing him up on guitar and vocals at the Wheeler Opera House in October 2014.  Here is a picture of us backstage with me wearing his signature Greek fisherman's cap.
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