Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (December 24, 1951 - February 28, 2010) was the longtime bassist with Hall & Oates (since 1981's Private Eyes album) and was also at one time a member of the Saturday Night Live Band with H&O band mate G.E. Smith. Wolk was multi talented instrumentalist and background singer with who also worked with Hall & Oates member Daryl Hall on some of his solo material, as well as with Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career.
Wolk grew up in New York. In 1991 Wolk co-produced Willie Nile's Places I Have Never Been on Columbia Records. Wolk also worked with Ryan Leslie on his self-titled debut album. More recently Wolk played a Fender Custom Shop replica of his heavily modified 1964 Precision bass. "T-Bone" recorded on bluesman Guy Davis' albums, Butt Naked Free and Chocolate to the Bone, and appeared with Guy on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" performing, "Waitin' On the Cards to Fall".
Wolk had a column in the publication Guitar for the Practicing Musician during the 1980s.
Since late 2007, Wolk played with Daryl Hall and various musicians on Live From Daryl's House, a free monthly webcast that featured guests such as John Oates, Smokey Robinson, Todd Rundgren, Nick Lowe, The Bacon Brothers, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and others.
According to several reports, Wolk died on February 27, 2010, from what was an apparent heart attack. He was 58 years old. Other sources, including the official AP Newswire, state that Wolk died on February 28, 2010. Hall & Oates manager Jonathan Wolfson said that Wolk died Sunday (February 28, 2010) in Pawling, New York. He had been recording a solo album with Daryl Hall.
|Tom "T-Bone" Wolk|
Fender Promo Photo
|Birth name||Tom Wolk|
|Also known as||T-Bone, Tommy|
|Born||December 24, 1951|
|Origin||Yonkers, New York, U.S.|
|Died||February 28, 2010 (aged 58)Pawling, New York, U.S|
|Genres||Pop rock, rock, blues|
|Occupations||Musician, music producer|
|Instruments||Bass, vocals, accordion, guitar,banjo, mandolin, mandola,dulcimer, piano, organ, drums|
|Labels||Say See Bone Music|
|Associated acts||Hall & Oates, Saturday Night Live Band, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Shawn Colvin, Laurie Anderson, Robert Palmer, B.B. King, G.E. Smith, Bette Midler,Debbie Gibson, NRBQ,Squeeze, Jellyfish, Guy Davis|
|Fender Precision bass|
Gibson Ripper bass