Tom Adkins

During a stint in the Air Force, Tom earned a Masters degree in Adult and Occupational Education from Kansas State University in 1975. In early 1991, when Tom was 43, at the urging of his son, he started taking music lessons from Steve Hanson. Since that time, Tom has learned bluegrass style guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Tom believes you always keep learning, and continues to take lessons from Steve Hanson. Tom has performed with several bluegrass bands over the years. He currently plays with the Manor Maniacs at Lancaster Manor and performs bluegrass gospel with Arbor Road at local churches and nursing homes.