As many of us have done he's fallen on hard times and is being beaten up by the economy. He's posted about it here.
If you could just take a moment and donate something, ANYTHING, via his PayPal button or his website - http://www.tomsmithonline.com
Just buying a single song or album or just a buck into the tip jar helps.
And remember what goes around comes around. Paraphrasing something I heard recently "Today it's you tomorrow it may be me." Good enough reason to help right? ;-)