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. After years of writing and playing music while living Plan "B", the music became full time and back to Plan "A" 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.
"...a variety of different blues-rock styles, from the funky blues of “Long Way Down”, which deals with the harsh economic realities of the modern age, to the high octane rock and roll of “Keep Loving Me” and the sax-soaked soul-blues of “No Damn Good”...Addison himself sings with an endearingly worn and weathered voice and a vocal style that contains hints of his country background, at times recalling the great Billy Joe Shaver......There is an authenticity and deep emotional connection to his voice that makes it very listenable...it is a highly commendable effort that suggests there is plenty more music yet to come from this Virginian. Impressive stuff." Rhys Williams, Blues Blast Magazine, Issue 14-15, 10 April, 2020
“…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,