Tom "The Doc" Klein
"Milwaukee-area musician Tom Klein gives the bum's rush to the influence of '80s soft/folk rock on today's indie sphere. His "At the Line" harkens to the real-deal male sensitivity of James Taylor and Jackson Browne. Although intended as an unplugged project for acoustic guitar, piano and Klein's clear, quavering voice, the album was fleshed out by friends on a variety of instruments, including occasionally funky bass and what sounds to be sitar. If un-ironic retro adult contemporary sounds continue to find an audience, then Klein is a star in the making."
- Jamie Lee Rake of Shepherd Express
Tom Klein, better known as "The Doc", from Bicycle Doctor Nordic Ski Shop began playing music in the '60's and traveling with an original country rock band through the '70's and '80's. The Doc has played in all the major clubs in the Milwaukee area, Summerfest, and has opened for national acts. Currently, The Doc's band is called "The Front", which plays with some of the area's well established musicians that include Kris Hennum, John Nelson, and Paul Wehrley. Guest artists include Larry Moore, Deb Aukofer, and Jeff Moylan. Larry Moore recorded, produced, and performs on the Doc's new album; Deb Aukofer performs vocal harmony on the album as well. The album had its final mix and percussion added by David Neitzke at DNA Recording Studio.
This is Doc's first solo album with music that draws inspiration from his endeavors as a "Silent Sport" participant. For those that ski the Birkebeiner in Hayward, WI some of the music can be heard at WOJB radio. For the Madison, WI area residents you may tune in to 105.5 FM MMM and hear the jams on regular rotation. Feel free to take a listen on the above player, which can also direct you to order online. If you feel the urge, stop on by the shop in Dousman, WI to pick up the album and perhaps take a look at the shop.