Tony Kamel

Musician / Actor

Written by Dominic Fisher

Tony is a Grammy Nominated musician and actor based in Austin, TX.  He plays mostly with the bluegrass band Wood & Wire but can be seen around town with other acts as well.  A half Italian, half Lebanese man of many names ("Tone Kams," "Tony the Knife," "The Tune," "Anthony"...) who wears many hats. He's well known to Wood & Wire fans for his exceedingly soothing singing voice, fine guitar picking, and compelling song writing.  He's been Wood & Wire's manager, promoter, online marketing/social media wizard, and positive thinker since day one. He's a renaissance man of modern music business. His musical interests were sparked at a young age when he discovered and raided his parents, Jackie & Steve's, eclectic record collection. Ozzy Osborne, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa started this man on the road toward bluegrass. As he grew up the oldest of four in Houston, he spent much of his time on the beach in Galveston, TX fishing, surfing, and getting into trouble with his friends, siblings, and cousins. Wood & Wire's latest album "The Coast," offers a reminiscence on his upbringing as a beach rat.  Tone's deeper facets and insights are reflected as well in his growing catalog of original songs. He's an actor, bow hunter, fisherman, surfer, high school football champion, and proud Texas Longhorn. He's a leader and a constant advocate for his fellow musicians.

Tony has worked in studios in Austin and Nashville and is available for any studio work involving guitar, claw hammer banjo, mandolin, and vocals.  He's also been awarded roles in small films, and several principal roles in national commercials as an actor.