The TomCats are a blues/rock band that will remind you why you love the blues or introduce you to a whole new heartfelt world in music. This Southwest Virginia based band plays blues/rock/country to make your feet dance and , WARNING, your heart ready to burst with emotions. Classic blues from artist such as Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Allman Brothers, and Joe Cocker combines with rock of Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Tom Petty plus a dose of country from Hank Williams Jr., Merle Haggard and Chris Stapleton. Musical influences from blues, country, rock and soul set the groundwork for a blend of musical personalities.
With a musical heritage from their father, brothers Ron and Martin Addison blend harmonies that only can be heard from family. Ron personifies the band sound with his soulful and rocking lead singing while playing rhythm guitar. Martin walks the bass guitar with the style that has made him a well established, and in demand, veteran of many of the region's top acts. Add playing saxophone to his talents and the women swoon.
Clay Woods is the master lead guitar of the band as well as playing Resonator guitar, the Dobro, harmonica, and backup vocals. Clay has been a professional musician for 40 years and his playing proves the point.
Driving the band on drums is Mike Meredith. Mike is a seasoned percussionist from several bands. His love of music and seeing the crowd enjoying themselves gives fuel to the flames you may sometimes expect from the sticks.