12-13-06 Chumash Casino comp

Dec 2006

Lonesome Tom c. 1976

With Larry Hosford c. 1976

Tom 'Groove' Groves was the bass player and harmony vox in Chameleon. He was involved in Santa Cruz bands from 1973 to 1979, starting in an 'unplugged' duo with Todd 'The Doctor' Epstein and then a trio that also included Jim E Anderson (on acoustic guitar). The trio evolved into Chameleon in 1974. When that group disbanded, Tom joined Larry Hosford and Friends along with Jody Wence, Ernie Hagar, Frank Reckard and Zack Bass. In addition he continued his association with Epstein in a variety of lineups that included Michael Spiro, Alan Hand, Kevin McCracken, Jimi Fox and Howard Wolen. Tom also occasionally played with Tony Gilkyson Band, Jeff Blackburn Band with Johnny Craviotto, & Sean Seman and Richie Begin. Tom now lives in the Santa Ynez valley and continues to play his music.