Tom Balak

Born in Slovakia, he learned to play drums for the Chech/Slovak Drum and Bugle corp.  He came to America in 1964 and settled in Hemphill, West Viginia where he was introduced to "Hillbilly" music.  Soon he was jammin with the locals at Dicks Do Drop In.
His first band got a gig in Cleveland,Ohio and when T-bone saw the big city, he never left.