BIO...From the long arm of the law to the outstretched arms of the blues and rock, Ron Addison has come around full circle and released his debut CD, Testify. Ron personifies rhythm and blues with his soulful and rocking lead singing. Growing up on country music, as a teenager he also started loving the blues and rock and roll. Ron played and sang while in the military and then, when he was in the State Police, had a trio with his brothers. The music became full time after he retired and is truly a labor of love. His music is tight and loose in all the right places, and shows a precision and maturity some artists take a lifetime of recording to achieve.
The TomCats are a band that will remind you why you love music or introduce you to a whole new heartfelt world in music. This Southwest Virginia based band plays music to make your feet dance and your heart ready to burst with emotions. Many influences set the groundwork from a blend of professional musical abilities and personalities. A great combination of blues, rock and country can be heard depending on the venue or event.
“…Ron proves he is a more than a capable Blues vocalist, with a rich tone to his voice…a good mixture of styles throughout this album…all held together by Ron’s commanding vocal and as previously mentioned some excellent musicians… he should not rest on his laurels though, as the promise shown here is sufficient for him to start planning his follow up album.” Adrian Blacklee, Blues Matters Magazine, Issue 113, 27 March 2020
"... the most recent release, Testify, from Ron Addison and it's a super debut effort. Opening with title track, Testify, a rumbling blues rocker, vocalist Ron Addison shows real attitude...Ron shows that he's ready for the big times on lead vocal." - Bmans Blues Report, 13 Feb. 2020,
“Testify will rock you and get your hands clapping and toes tapping. Ron Addison has the soul and vocal talent to be the third blues brother.” - Robert Dellaposta
— Currently head of A&R for the Nashville division of Banner Records and the current president of The Nashville Publisher’s Network
“Testify... I hope a whole lot of people hear it. The album sounds good-good music- good musicianship- good production.” - Doug MacLeod
— Doug is a Multiple Blues Music Award winner, most recently the 2020 Blues Music Award nominee for Acoustic Artist of the Year, and winner of 2018 Blues Acoustic Album of The Year