was born in Rockford, Illinois and studied music at Milton College in Milton, Wisconsin. In his role as singer, keyboard player and writer for the local legendary rock group
"Wheezer Lockinger" he honed his musical skills. From the first radio play of "Gypsy Train" to "Get Out of My Life" cut one on the Y-95 "Homemade Jams" radio album, Thomas contributed to the unique creativity that put the band at the top of the local music scene. During the bands run, they backed up the original "Fleetwood Mac" with Peter Green, The Grateful Dead, R.E.O. Speedwagon, Humble Pie, Rotary Connection with Minnie Ripperton, The Flock, Crow and many others. In 1995 he founded Mule Dog Records and released his
first solo CD "Thomas Leary". In 1997 he won the local competition of the True Value Jimmy Dean COUNTRY SHOWDOWN and this summer his song "Bluegrass Baby" reached #16 on the independent European country charts.
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