Tom Feller was born and raised in Milan, Indiana, a small town near the Kentucky border. At an early age, Tom could be found sitting in front of the family's old record player listening to everything from Buck Owens to the Osborne Brothers as he absorbed instrumental details and picked out harmonies. Born into a musical family, Tom's father plays guitar and his mother (a singer/songwriter herself) is the sister of Aubrey, Jerry, and Tom Holt, who along with their uncle, Harley Gabbard, made up the bluegrass group "The Boys from Indiana". During the 1970's and '80's, The Boys from Indiana toured the US extensively, and from the time he was old enough to ride along, Tom was a fixture on their tour bus, witnessing the bluegrass business first-hand. During these years, Tom learned to run sound equipment with his Grandfather as his mentor. This led to a five-year job with bluegrass soundman and songwriter Jerry Williamson and his band "Redwing". During his high school years, Tom could also be found playing rock and roll music with friends. Tom excelled at electric guitar, also becoming very proficient on piano and drums. Tom then went to work with the newly formed "Larry Stephenson Band", honing his vocal and multi-instrumental skills playing bass and singing for Larry. Often spending time with talented musicians such as Lou Reid, Dudley Connell, and Terry Baucom, Tom soon became skilled at the mandolin and banjo. He then took some time away from the business to be with his family, during which time Tom formed his own country band and pursued a record deal.
After several years, Tom made a re-appearance in the bluegrass world as soundman and guitarist for Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, where he also learned the importance of top-notch vocals. While working with Rhonda, Tom had the opportunity to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage. He then spent another year playing with Nashville songwriter Kim Fox in the group 3 Fox Drive. Through the years, Tom was also called upon to fill in with the Wildwood Valley Boys playing mandolin or bass. Tom met Chris Hill during Chris' tenure with the band. Tom has run sound for countless bands and bluegrass festivals, and is considered today to be one of the top sound engineers in bluegrass music. Tom understands the value of loyalty, dedication, and honesty in the business and makes it a priority to maintain good working relationships with past employers and fellow musicians.
Tom now lives with his wife Angela and their two daughters in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and has a daughter attending college in Tampa, Florida. Tom and Angela recently bought an historic home and are enjoying restoring it to its former beauty.