Tom Harkness I Guitar, Vocals and Songwriter Tom Harkness has been performing live music most of his life. His vocal and guitar styles are described as rhythmic, raw and energetic. An accomplished Trumpet and Guitar player by his early twenties and a passion for Blues, Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans style music has brought him well over one thousand performances in a wide variety of venues and festivals in the upper Midwest over the last 30 years. In 2005 he started up The Swamp Kings Band and still performs regularly with this band in clubs and festivals. His latest venture, The Tom Harkness Project is a collaboration of top regional musicians performing various ensembles and music styles in popular music venues. Tom released “Swamp Appeal”, The Swamp Kings first CD in 2010 and gained international airplay on Blues and Zydeco radio stations. His song “Momma’s Cajun Food” was featured on Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine’s CD Sampler Number 8. He continues to write and perform original Blues, Cajun and New Orleans style music. Tom is also the guitarist in The Johnny Mac Blues Band and hosts 2 weekly Minneapolis Blues jams.