Tom grimacing while playing solo
Ugly close-up of Tom
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Tom Pimienta

"My style has been described as post-impressionist grimace."

Long, strange trip
Tom Pimienta has played guitar with honest intentions since graduating from UC Davis with a B.S. in Physics in 1992. He's got rock in his veins, funk in his soul and jazz on the brain. He is the co-founder of Funkengruven, a 70's R&B/soul tribute band, and played in jazz ensembles at California State University at Sacramento and San Diego State University, where he was a jazz-guitar major.

Awesome guitarists you probably never heard of
There are a few unsung guitar heros Tom has met; 3 to be exact. First and foremost would be Steve Homan. His accomplishments are too long to document so please go to Steve's web page to read more. Also, Tom had the privledge of studying with Art Johnson for over a year. Mark Augustin's virtuosity on the instrument inspired Tom to be more aggressively chromatic. Mark has a couple of music stores in San Diego.

Web design
Tom's pretty heavy into technology these days. This site is demonstrates what he can do with just HTML and CSS. There's a little Java here and there too. There are, of course, no tables here; nor will you find javascript or flash.

PS: This page _is_ valid XHTML1.0, until the server that serves it appends a bunch of javascript and other stuff to it...That is why the validator will fail if you click on it. Check it out!