Nashville-based singer/songwriter Tom Mackell hails from Philadelphia and debuts a unique sound resembling a cross between outlaw country and Americana. Today, he releases his latest single “Hannah” – the first single from a forthcoming E.P. slated for early 2019. The single can be streamed or downloaded here.
“I’m in trouble with the law man, and broke as hell,” Mackell reveals after only one chord has been strummed on his new single “Hannah.” Fusing elements of classic Americana and outlaw country revival with youthful sincerity, “Hannah” explores an old country adage through the lens of a millennial songwriter.
“Without going too far into it, I had recently gotten into trouble and I was pretty pissed at myself for what had happened. I just got this feeling that things would be rough for a while.” These events led Mackell, along with co-writer Dylan Sheppard, to craft the central narrative in Hannah, in which the protagonist seeks the attention of a female interest one last time before an eventual arrest. “He’s broke, wasted and desperate for change. ‘Hannah’ is pretty much the only person who can save him.”
Despite the challenges that inspired the song, Mackell has managed to turn 2018 into a banner year musically, crafting a new album on which “Hannah” will appear, in addition to touring with 90’s stalwart Sister Hazel and securing forthcoming dates with “The Voice” alum Tony Lucca. Keep up with all of Tom’s tour dates at www.tommackell.com and follow Tom on Facebook and Instagram.
Tom Mackell Tour Dates
Oct. 20 – Charlottesville, Va. – Miller’s *
Oct. 21 – Fayetteville, N.C. – Dog Patch House Concerts *
Oct. 23 – Boston, Mass. – Haymarket at City Winery *
Oct. 24 – Lancaster, Pa. – Tellus 360 *
Oct. 25 – Media, Pa. – Media Arts Council *
Oct. 26 – New Hope, Pa. – Triumph *
Oct. 27 – Herndon, Va. – The Crib House Concert *
Nov. 7 – St. Louis, Mo. – Old Rock House *
Nov. 8 – Minneapolis, Minn. – 7th Street Entry *
Nov. 9 – Cedar Valley, Iowa – House Concert *
Nov. 10 – Marshfield, Wisc. – Vox Series *
Nov. 11 – Ames, Iowa – Maintenance Shop *
Nov. 13 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Club Cafe *
Nov. 15 – Bethlehem, Pa. – ArtsQuest *
Nov. 16 – Port Clinton, Ohio – The Listening Room *
Nov. 17 – Lake Orion, Mich. – 20 Front Street *
Dec. 15 – Charleston, S.C. – The Royal American +
Dec. 18 – New York, N.Y. – Rockwood Music Hall
* w/ Tony Lucca (tickets available at TonyLucca.com)
+ w/ Chris Wilcox & Thompson Faulk
About Tom Mackell
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Tom Mackell might surprise listeners with the Southern influences evident in his Americana music. After spending several years in the inspiring low country of Charleston, he relocated to Nashville to continue his pursuit of a unique voice that juxtaposes his Northern roots against traditional Southern sounds. The result is a gritty, modern approach to classic country that transcends any singular sound, as is evident in singles such as “Home Roads” (2016) and “Where The Whiskey Flows” (2017). For Mackell, 2018 has been a breakout year during which he has toured across the nation with world-famous band Sister Hazel as well as “The Voice” alumnus Tony Lucca. In addition to touring, Mackell secured a major songwriting cut with Lucca and has collaborated with several other burgeoning Nashville artists. With a new EP slated for early 2019, Tom is surely on the path to becoming one of your new favorite artists.