Tom Hildreth is an electric and acoustic bassist who is comfortable in a wide variety of styles. He has played with a diverse group of artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Earth Wind and Fire, Bernadette Peters, Debbie Boone and Mary Chapin Carpenter to name just a few. He has also performed with a number of orchestras including the Charlotte Symphony, the Greenville Symphony, The South Carolina Philharmonic, The Augusta Symphony and the Charleston Symphony. As the first-call bassists for the national tours of Broadway musicals in Charlotte. His numerous recording credits include the Noel Friedline Quintet, Alan Barrington, Loonis McGlohon, John Valerio, Janiece Jaffe, the Vince Lewis Trio, the Bechtler Ensemble and the Jim Stack Quartet. He has also appeared on TV and movie soundtracks featuring actors Harrison Ford, Vincent D’Onofrio and Val Kilmer. A committed educator, Tom taught for many years at Winthrop University where he was the Director of Orchestras and Chair of Applied Strings. Currently he teaches middle school orchestra in Rock Hill, SC where he lives with his wife Tracy.