Thom Roach

Thom Roach has been playing the English concertina for 40 years. In the 1980s, he formed the faux-British Musical Hall group The Stowaways, later renamed The Knuckleheads and performed daily aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Thom was an integral part of singer-songwriter and Captain Beefheart alumnus Moris Tepper’s band, performing in all the clubs in Los Angeles and touring the Northwest, including performances at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival and Canada’s Winnipeg Folk Festival. Since returning to New England, Thom has regularly attended the Quebecois Session of Boston and Northeast Squeeze-In sessions. Thom and Bob have gotten together every month for the past few years to play tunes and procrastinate.

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