A few words from Tom Maxwell …
As a musician and songwriter, I have only ever tried to please myself and my colleagues. While the brief success that I enjoyed in the Squirrel Nut Zippers was gratifying, true validation was to come later.
I still hear from fans who have been touched by my music; who have incorporated it into their lives, as a soundtrack to triumph and tragedy. This is deeply moving. What could only be possibly better is hearing from musicians who cite me as inspiration. This is as much immortality as I can hope for!
To be clear, I have never considered myself an innovator of anything, unless one innovates through synthesis