From Tom’s website:
Tom MacDonald is a songwriter/singer from Santa Barbra, California, but was raised in a small town in northern Indiana. Music greats such as Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker Band, Bob Seager, John Prine, Hank Williams, Waylan Jennings, were great influences on his writing style, and come through in his very honest, and straightforward style of music. He’ll make you feel it. Tom is a ju-juitsu black belt, real estate broker, auctioneer, certified builder, and father of seven beautiful kids. He started collecting and restoring Indian motorcycles in the late 70’s and is well known in the antique motorcycle community. He still swears, “I don’t try to write the songs, they just strike me like lightning in my head, and come out through my finders and a pen.” A chance meeting with music producer, and guitar legend Shannon Wallace in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, brought it all out in his own : Americana/Alternative Country/Southern Blues Rock/Folk style. Hard to pin him down to any single genre.