Tom Jordan sings and plays guitar in the fuzz rock band, 20 Watt Tombstone, a Wausau, Wisconsin-based duo who sites a wide variety of influences–from Mississippi Delta Blues men like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, to fuzzed-out stoner rock bands like Kyuss and Clutch.
When Tom was growing up in rural Wisconsin, he found a beat-up electric guitar in a local landfill and spent the next few years woodshedding. Self taught by studying licks from bands he worshiped like Black Sabbath and Black Flag, his prowess and confidence navigating the fretboard flourished. Having owned Gretsch guitars for nearly two decades, Jordan’s first was a used Streamliner model. Originally made famous by the late, great Bo Diddley, Tom eventually discovered the G6199 Billy-Bo guitar. Ever since, it’s been his number one go-to guitar for many years.
With 20 Watt Tombstone, Jordan spends a lot of time on the road, performing 200+ shows a year in cities across the US and has NO plans to slow down. Crediting dynamic live performances and a busy tour schedule, their fan base has been growing steadily since their 2012 formation. Their brand of brash, untethered alt. blues/rock mixed with country, metal, and punk blends sometimes into a comedic monster that cannot be easily pinned down. But none the less, it is what it is: musically soulful and ferocious at the same time.