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

Here is a list of my regularly scheduled appearances as a singer/guitarist for this winter:


Sundays through mid-April: 

          Aspen Highlands Ritz Carlton         4:30 - 5:30

Wednesdays through mid-April

         Lynn Britt Cabin on Snowmass Mt.   5:30 - 7:30

Saturdays: Dec. 16 and 30, Jan. 13, Feb. 3 and 17, March 3, 17,31

        Black Saddle in Snowmass   7 - 9:00


On many weekend evenings I perform for family get-togethers, wedding rehearsal dinners or other special events. 

As an acoustic and electric bass player, I join other musicians to play in bluegrass, jazz or dance bands for parties in Aspen or Vail. When doing a bluegrass gig, I will often step out and call a square dance or two.

During the summer, I am the entertainment coordinator for Blazing Adventure's sunset dinner jeep tours at the Burlingame Cabin on Snowmass Mountain, so I am the featured entertainer there on most June - September evenings. Call 970-923-4544 to book your sunset dinner and check to make sure that I will be up at the cabin on the evening of your reservation. I also perform occasionally at the East Maroon Portal for Maroon Bells Outfitter's horseback campfire dinners.  

 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 my kids CD "Smore Songs" and the CD that my wife and I produced back in '84 of Aspen singers of all ages performing X-mas music entitled "Merry Christmas Aspen." John Denver is featured on several of the tracks.

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


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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Here we are on the top of Aspen Mountain, July 2017.