From West Palm Beach, Florida, Tom Lubben plays fiddle, accordion, mandolin, and harmonica in The Lubben Brothers, his family's folk band. Growing up in rural Iowa with his brothers, Tom developed a relationship with the wilderness that has become a vast inspiration to his artistic output, influencing him to begin writing poetry and short fiction. He has been published since then in several academic journals, including Catfish Creek (Loras College), The Quaker (Malone University), Living Waters Review (Palm Beach Atlantic University), and The Rectangle (Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honors Society). Recently, Tom wrote the book to the musical The Luck of Roaring Camp based on the story by Bret Harte, his brothers Michael and Joshua composing the songs and underscoring. The show is set to premiere in October 2018 at Palm Beach Atlantic University, the brothers' alma mater. Ultimately, Tom attributes his love of music and words to the God Who created them, and Who spun stories, songs and meaning into all things.