Swan song a T-Bone' Wolk's death touc...

Swan song a T-Bone' Wolk's death touches off wave of sorrow

There are 31 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Mar 2, 2010, titled Swan song a T-Bone' Wolk's death touches off wave of sorrow. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Tom "T-Bone" Wolk didn't have to be how he was. A true star in the music world, Wolk performed or recorded with a who's who of big-name artists, highlighted by a 30-year stint as a bass player and music director for Hall & Oates and for six years with the "Saturday Night Live" Band.

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#1 Mar 2, 2010
Thank you for the best article I have found so far that even comes close to conveying what a special guy Tom Wolk was. This is such a profound loss. Beyond his incredible and gifted musical talents, T-Bone held the unique abilities that a good listener always holds. The ability to engage fully with others and lift them up in the process. I was honored to have known him and share in my sincere condolences with all of his friends and family. A Brattleboro tribute would be most fitting.
Laura Austan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Mar 3, 2010
I still can't believe it. It just seems impossible.
d thomson

Bellows Falls, VT

#3 Mar 3, 2010
will be missed alot, would like to think he is up in the heaven playing with stevie ray, jimmie and all the other great artists who passed

Westford, VT

#4 Mar 3, 2010
I enjoyed Tommy very much, gracious, great musical sense, and a real delight.

I wish his spirit well in the journey on.
Dan From Cohoes

Clifton Park, NY

#5 Mar 3, 2010
What a nice article for a special man who touched a lot of lives through his music and his kindness and his wit!All you need to do is look at the shows he collaborated with Daryl Hall on his Live Show on the internet for the last two years.Look at the Company Of Thieves segment to see his love of a new group in the music community he welcomed with open arms and the sheer joy of playing the guitar with his band mates!God Bless Music Man!

Wickliffe, OH

#6 Mar 3, 2010
Thanks for such a wonderful Tribute - so many aching hearts. . .
Dawna Diaz

Glendale, CA

#7 Mar 3, 2010
Just a marvelously written article thank you for this.. He truly was a kind kind man. Thanks again

denis mc grath


#8 Mar 3, 2010
music genius oozed out of t bone when you watched him working with daryl on live at daryls house ,the chemistry between the two of them was tingling.t bone joins another genius the late great phantom dan federici in the heavenly band in the sky.our thoughts and prayers are with t bones family and all his fans whoeslives he en riched both musically and spiritualy.god bless t bone and thanks for all the great music you gave us.regards denis mc grath ireland
Liz Anderson

Spring, TX

#9 Mar 3, 2010
It is one thing to acknowledge his musical genius. When we add the humanistic factor to this man, well, he was a role model for what we all should be. RIP our dear beloved T-Bone

Garland, TX

#10 Mar 3, 2010
I did not know T-Bone personally, but saw him frequently. Being a fan of H&O, you could not help but to love T-bone. He certainly is a staple in their music and will be sadly missed. Thank you for writing such a beautiful tribute. May he rest in peace.
dennis thomson

Bellows Falls, VT

#11 Mar 3, 2010
theres a very nice writing from both hall and oats on there web site
Great Job T-Bone

United States

#12 Mar 3, 2010
You just gave Rock & Roll Heaven its rhythm.

Denton, TX

#13 Mar 3, 2010
Though we never met, I'm truly heartbroken over the passing of this remarkable man. The world was blessed to have his music in our lives for so long. Love and prayers to T-Bone's family, Daryl, John, the whole H&O Family and the countless others touched by him.

Boston, MA

#14 Mar 3, 2010
As a longtime Hall & Oates fan, I was also a T-Bone fan. He was so impressive on stage. I appreciate this article about him. It showed a personal side that many did not know. He was clearly a special man, and may he rest in peace.
Cynthia Watson Vale NC

Raleigh, NC

#15 Mar 4, 2010
What a beautiful article, for a wonderful man. His muscial genius and smiling face will be missed.

Linden, NJ

#16 Mar 4, 2010
I am heartbroken over the passing of T-Bone. My first interactions with him were when I was working the cheese counter at the BFC. I had no idea of his profession. I just knew him as "the really nice guy with the plaid woolen shirt who always wants a big piece of Vermont Shepherd cheese." He looked vaguely familiar to me, but I figured: Eh, it's a small town.
Later on, when I figured out WHO he was, it all made sense: I'd seen him for years, every week, on SNL.
One of my more recent memories was when he, Pam and Cam came to my old house on Myrtle St for a little holiday get-together. Tom had just come back from NYC (where I live now, in fact), and he brought us pounds upon pounds of delicious Italian charcuterie -- salami, sopressata, etc.-- knowing we couldn't get those things in VT. What a feast we had!
It pains me to think I'll never see T-Bone's smiling, five-o-clock-shadowed face again. He was a kind man and we lost him far too early.
If there's an afterlife, I say to its denizens: You've just gained a good one. Be on the lookout for the smiling man in the plaid woolen shirt. And give him a hug for me.

Concord, NH

#17 Mar 4, 2010
Only the good die young. I am a fellow working bassist from Concord,NH,(although not of the stature of Mr. Wolk). I remember him as the "rock solid" bassist for so many artist.....who can forget those early H&O's vids :)
This article as a tribute blew me away. Although the topic was heartbreaking, it was so comforting to hear what a beautiful person Mr. Wolk was....and still is. Heaven must have needed another "artistic Angel"....R.I.P. T Bone, you will be missed.
Lynda Long Island NY

Rockaway, NJ

#18 Mar 4, 2010
Thank you for a heartfelt article about a man who gave so much to so many. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. I will always remember his smile that seemed to light up a room and will forever listen to the music he has left us as his gift. A great talent and truly good man gone too soon. RIP.
a fan of t-bone

Santa Rosa, NM

#19 Mar 4, 2010
Wow what a loss to the music world.I saw him on the dvd Hall and Oates live at the Troubadore in LA and he was one hell of a musician.I just watch that over and over.My condolences go out to the Family
Neal Klaeser

Highland, IN

#20 Mar 4, 2010
Great article for a great musician and great person.
Seldom do you hear great things about a famous person but just from listening to T. Bone play you could hear the creativity and passion behind every note he played. Without every meeting him I knew how much he cared about always delivering the best sound that he could. He obviously wasn't in the music industry for the glamour or fame but always striving for the best product he knew and that being playing music.
I will always remember him for the rest of my life as being a good person and excellent musician. I will still attend Hall & Oates concerts and envision him on stage playing his heart out. I hope someday to meet him in heaven and say "thanks" for the countless hours of joy that he has brought to me over the years.

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