Tom Shaner: Always Influenced Robert Gluck March 5, 2013 Goings-On Singer-songwriter Tom Shaner has been inspired by many different musicians from many different eras. Hank Williams, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits are just a few of those that heavily influence this performer. He makes an emphasis to focus not only on lyrical content, but the ability to play both folk ballads and rock and roll. With a new record, Ghost Songs, Waltzes And Rock & Roll, Shaner is set to play the Mercury Lounge in NYC on March 12 along with fellow New York-based act, We Are The Woods. Both bands will be performing songs from their new albums. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.