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ARTIST ID: 7745

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina since 1988, acoustic finger-style guitarist and vocalist Tom Billotto passionately pursues a full-time music career, averaging more than 200 performances per year in: restaurants; concerts; festivals; country clubs; private, corporate and fundraising events; wine dinners/tastings; weddings; radio and TV. Tom has performed with Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Hugh Taylor (James' brother). In addition to his solo work, Tom regularly performs with some of Charlotte's top musicians in duo and trio settings.

Tom's sound is often described as "classy"..."tasteful", and certainly his extensive musical training and influences contribute to these descriptions. At the heart of this sound is Tom's Classical Guitar technique which uses the right hand fingers to individually pluck the strings, supplying complex melody, rhythm and bass lines simultaneously. Tom's sound took flight during formal music studies in college, culminating in a Music Performance Degree in Classical Guitar and Voice. Further influenced by the genius of Chet Atkins and countless jazz and classical virtuosi, and with vocal idols such as James Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, no wonder a Charlotte's neighborhood publication referred to Tom as "...the finest professional acoustic guitar player in town..."

Tom's repertoire includes Classical, Spanish/Latin American, Jazz standards, classic pop, Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Beatles, Sinatra, TV/movie themes... A Tom Billotto performance can feature vocal and instrumental or exclusively instrumental works. In either case, always classy and classic, showcasing a versatile collection of works by some of the greatest composers. In addition, Tom is very proud of his many original arrangements of popular songs and jazz standards.

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  • Classical
    A Day In The Life
    A Foggy Day
    A Little Jazz Bird
    A Man And A Woman
    After You've Gone
    Ain't Misbehavin'
    All You Need Is Love
    Always
    Baby's Coming Home
    Batucada
    Begin The Beguine
    Bella Notte
    Besame Mucho
    Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
    Blackbird
    Blue Bell (The Dawn Is Waking)
    Blue Monk    
    But Not For Me
    Canadian Sunset
    Carolina In My Mind – II
    Cattle Call
    Classical Gas
    Come Fly With Me
    Copperline - II
    Day-O James
    Deed I Do
    Dindi
    Django's Castle
    Don't Know Why
    Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - O/I
    Drive My Car
    Drive-In
    Eggplant
    El Condor Pasa
    El Cumbanchero/ La Cumparsita
    Everyone Says I Love You
    Fire And Rain – III
    From This Moment On
    Gentle On My Mind
    Goodtime Charlie's Got The Blues
    Got To Get You Into My Life
    Handy Man – II
    Her Town Too
    I Am The Walrus
    I Fall In Love Too Easily
    I'll See You In My Dreams
    I'm In The Mood For Love
    I'm Only Sleeping
    If You Never Come To Me
    Imagine
    It Had To Be You
    Jamaica Farewell
    Just One Of Those Things
    Lady Madonna
    Last Train Home
    Le Vie En Rose
    Like Everyone She Knows (Instr.) - II
    Line ‘Em Up - III
    Long Ago And Far Away
    Louisiana Fairytale (theme from “This Old House")
    Love Is Here To Stay
    Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
    Makin' Whoopie
    Manha De Carnaval (Theme From “Black Orpheus”)
    Mexico - II
    Millworker
    Minuano (Six Eight)
    Mood Indigo   
    My Romance
    Never Die Young - II
    Nice 'N' Easy
    Night And Day
    Nuages
    Oh By Jingo
    On Moonlight Bay
    On The 4th Of July – II
    One Note Samba
    Polka Dots And Moonbeams
    Rainy Day Man – III
    Ready For The Times To Get Better
    Romanza
    Sailing
    Sails
    Secret O' Life - III
    September Grass – II
    She's Leaving Home
    Siboney
    Sixteen Tons
    Sleepwalk
    Solace
    Somebody's Knockin'
    Someday My Prince Will Come
    Someone To Watch Over Me
    Something In The Way She Moves - III
    Song For You Far Away - I
    South Of The Border
    Steamroller Blues – III
    Sukiyaki
    Sunny Skies - III
    Sweet Baby James -O/I
    Taking A Chance On Love
    Terra Nova
    That's All     
    The Fishin' Hole (Vocal Theme From “The Andy Griffith Show”)
    The Fool On The Hill
    The Girl From Ipanema
    The Last Farewell
    The Magnificent Seven                                                 
    The Nearness Of You
    The Water Is Wide – III
    The Way You Look Tonight
    They Can't Take That Away From Me
    This Can't Be Love
    Three Little Words
    Too Marvelous For Words
    Up On The Roof - III
    Valentine's Day
    Walking Man - II
    Waltzing Matilda
    Wandering - II
    Wichita Lineman
    Windy And Warm
    Yesterdays
    You Can Close Your Eyes - I
    You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To You've Got A Friend – II
    A. Lauro  - Venezuelan Waltz No. 3
    Federico Morena Torroba - Madroños
    Federico Torroba - Fandangillo
    Fernando Sor - Estudio No. 2
    G. Verdi - La Donna E Mobile
    H. Villa-Lobos - Prelude No. 1 in C from Book No. 1: Preludes Nos. 1 & 2
    Heitor Villa-Lobos - Choros
    Isaac Albeniz - Leyenda
    J. S. Bach - Prelude In D Minor
    J.S. Bach - Bouree In E Minor
    J.S.Bach - Prelude No. 1 in C from Book No. 1: Well-Tempered Clavier
    John Philip Sousa - The Thunderer
    M. Guiliani - Study in E Minor, Op. 48
    Matteo Carcassi - Etude No. 3
    Mozart - Variations On A Theme From The Magic Flute (F. Sor)
    Stanley Myers - Cavatina (Theme from The Deer Hunter)
  • Instrumental
    Disney - Someday My Prince Will Come
    Edith Piaf/Louis Gugliemi - Le Vie En Rose
    F. Mendelssohn - The Wedding March
    Fats Waller - Louisiana Fairytale
    Fernando Sor - Estudio No. 2
    Fernando Sor - Variations On A Theme From Mozart
    G. F. Handel - Hornpipe
    George & Ira Gershwin - Someone To Watch Over Me
    Irving Berlin - Always
    Isham Jones/Gus Kahn - It Had To Be You
    J. Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
    J. S. Bach - Air For The G String
    J. S. Bach - Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
    James Taylor - You've Got A Friend
    Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke - Polka Dots And Moonbeams
    Johanne Pachelbel - Canon In D
    Matteo Carcassi - Etude No. 3
    Michael Buble - Home
    Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
    Orleans/Chet Atkins - Sails
    R. Wagner - Bridal Chorus
    The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
    The Beatles - And I Love Her
    The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
    The Beatles - Here, There And Everywhere
    The Beatles - I Will
    The Beatles - In My Life
    The Beatles - Something
    Vernon Duke/John Latouche - Taking A Chance On Love
  • Medley
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - Abbey Road Medley:
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - Because You Never Give Me Your Money
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - Carry That Weight
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - Come Together
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - Here Comes the Sun
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - I Want You
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - Something
    Abbey Road Beatles Medley - The End
    Classic TV Shows Medley - All In The Family
    Classic TV Shows Medley - F-Troop
    Classic TV Shows Medley - Gilligan's Island
    Classic TV Shows Medley - M.A.S.H
    Classic TV Shows Medley - Mr. Ed
    Classic TV Shows Medley - Star Trek
    Classic TV Shows Medley - The Adams Family
    Classic TV Shows Medley - The Munsters
    G. Bizet Carmen Medley - La Habanera
    G. Bizet Carmen Medley - Toreador Song
    Henry Mancini Medley - Dear Heart
    Henry Mancini Medley - Pink Panther
    Henry Mancini Medley - The Odd Couple
    James Bond Medley - From Russia With Love
    James Bond Medley - Goldfinger
    James Bond Medley - James Bond Theme
    James Bond Medley - Live And Let Die
    James Bond Medley - Nobody Does It Better
    Spielberg/Williams Movie Themes Medley - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    Spielberg/Williams Movie Themes Medley - E.T
    Spielberg/Williams Movie Themes Medley - Jaws
    Spielberg/Williams Movie Themes Medley - Raiders Of The Lost Arc 
    Spielberg/Williams Movie Themes Medley - Star Wars
    Spielberg/Williams Movie Themes Medley - Superman
    Strauss Waltz Themes Medley - An Artist's Life
    Strauss Waltz Themes Medley - Kiss Waltz
    Western Medley - Big Country
    Western Medley - Bonanza
    Western Medley - Hang ‘Em High
    Western Medley - High Noon
    Western Medley - Red River Valley
    Western Medley - Silverado
    Western Medley - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  • Wedding Songs
    Alan Brandt/Bob Haymes - That's All
    Disney - Bella Notte
    Fats Waller - Louisiana Fairytale
    George & Ira Gershwin - Love Is Here To Stay
    Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington - The Nearness Of You
    Isham Jones/Gus Kahn - It Had To Be You
    James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind
    James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves
    James Taylor - The Secret O' Life
    James Taylor - You Can Close Your Eyes
    Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields - The Way You Look Tonight
    Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields - I'm In The Mood For Love
    Johnny Mercer/Richard Whiting - Too Marvelous For Words
    Percy Wenrich - On Moonlight Bay
    Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart - My Romance
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