Tom Roady was a studio percussionist with a career that spanned more than three decades. He played on over 1000 records.
Born in St. Louis, Tom Roady got his first break working at the famed Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where he recorded with such artists as Mac Davis, Tom Jones, Candi Staton, and Paul Anka.
Since then veteran Nashville percussionist has played with a vast roster of artists, including James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Simon and Garfunkel, Michael McDonald, Bob Seger, Emmylou Harris, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Alabama, and Kenny Rogers, just to name a few.
Tom Roady passed away on November 27, 2011 from heart failure. He was 62.