Saffell, Tom


  • From Nashville (Antioch), Tennessee.
  • Mid-1990’s, was the banjo player with the Jim Buchanon System, the Bob Smiley Band. Also performs as a solo artist.
  • “A cross between Bela Fleck and Alison Brown” –Bluegrass Unlimited.
  • Plays an eight-string banjo which he invented. There are two lower strings and one higher.
  • 1998, released Another Lifetime album (AMI).
  • 2006, joined a Celtic band called Plaidgrass.
  • 2008, released “Forgotten Pictures” album with special guests Sam Bush, Byron House, Shad Cobb, other musicians.
  • 2008, joined a Celtic band called The Fells.