Meet Tom Leadon and The Bayjacks!
Tom Leadon is the leader, lead singer, songwriter and co-lead guitarist of the band who plays harmonica, ukelele, and keyboards. He also performs solo shows, and on recordings, with his guitar and harmonica. Tom began playing guitar in 1966 in Gainesville, Florida, with the help and inspiration from his brother Bernie and his bandmate in The Maundy Quintet, Don Felder, both later Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famers with The Eagles. Tom began playing in rock dance bands and soon was playing in The Epics with his closest friend and neighbor, Tom Petty, also eventually a Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer as well as a Songwriters Hall of Fame member. A founding member of Mudcrutch with Petty, Leadon later moved to Los Angeles and toured with Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Rivers, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, Lightning Hopkins and many others. He played bass for the band, Silver, who had a smash hit in 1976 with Wham Bam, which was recently featured in the film and soundtrack album for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Tom got his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in Electrical Engineering. He was the principle guitar instructor at Jan Williams School of Music in Brentwood, TN for 28 years before retiring from teaching in 2020. Mudcrutch, including Heartbreakers Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Randall Marsh, was reunited in 2007-2008 and again in 2015-16 for two top ten albums and two sold out theater tours.
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Alexander Arzamastsev is the group's drummer and percussionist. Born in the Siberia region of the Soviet Union, Alex spent most of his early life in the Moscow, Russia area and played with many bands there, including the heavy metal band, Melissa. In the 1990s Alex immigrated to the United States with the Russian band, Bering Strait, who recorded two critically acclaimed albums, picking up a Grammy nomination. They toured all over the U.S. playing festivals, arenas, theaters and nightclubs. Settling in southern Kentucky, Alex has continued to play sessions and gigs, mostly in the Nashville area, and released a solo album, Sasha Alaska, in the Russian-language Shanson style in 2016.
Johnny Keyz plays bass, sings harmonies and sings lead on some songs for the band. Originally from Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, Johnny now also lives in southern Kentucky. He has been doing sessions and touring all around the U.S. with several artists, including Tim Lynch, who produced two EPs of Johnny singing and playing guitar, bass and keyboards on his own original songs.
Adam Korsvik plays guitar and sings harmonies for the group. He plays slide and trades solos with Leadon on lead guitars. Now living in Nashville, Adam is originally from Akron, Ohio. He received his Bachelors degree from Ohio University in Audio Production, with a minor in Jazz, and has been teaching guitar at the Nashville Music Academy for several years. Onstage or in the studio, Adam has played with many top acts, including Crystal Bowersox, Devon Gilfillian, Marquee Mayfield, Frank Foster, India Ramey, and John Popper.