Thinking of Leon Redbone, who passed away this week.
Tom Roberts has gone from high school music teacher to touring piano man
Saturday, July 21, 2001
By Ed Masley, Post-Gazette Pop Music Critic
Tom Roberts' journey to playing piano on the latest Leon Redbone album, "Anytime," began on the stage of Graffiti.
Roberts wasn't on stage.
Roberts, at the time a Schenley High School music teacher, was in the audience. As he recalls, "I said, 'I've always wanted to play with this guy. I need to get out of this town.' So I gave him a tape on stage."