By the time Tom was asked to head the publicity effort for the first Cotati Accordion Festival, he had already managed to get the accordion named the official musical instrument for the city of San Francisco and had established June as National Accordion Awareness Month. As part of his publicity campaign for the first Cotati festival, Tom created the popular in-festival activity, the Lady of Spain-a-Ring. Tom also performed at that first festival, and subsequent festivals, with Those Darn Accordions. Tom has also performed at the Cotati festival with the Gospel Accordion to Women and the Bella Ciao band. In addition to his solo and ensemble work, Tom was also a member of the polka band, the Squeegees. Tom’s most recent album, Antipasto Rock, was recorded in both Italy and the United States and Tom currently resides in Genoa.