Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Tom Mackell may not seem like the most likely candidate to pursue a career in Southern rooted Americana music. But after spending his college years in the inspiring low country of Charleston, South Carolina and eventually relocating to Nashville, Tennessee, Mackell has evolved into a unique songwriting force that pits his northern perspective confidently against traditional southern influence. This juxtaposition results in a gritty, modern approach to classic country that never loses sight of its strongest influences.
For Mackell, 2018 has been a breakout year during which he secured a major songwriting cut with Tony Lucca in addition to a support slot on the popular Voice alums 18-city fall tour through the Northeast and Midwest. Prior to the tour with Lucca you may have caught Mackell sharing the stage 90’s stalwart Sister Hazel. With a new EP slated for early 2019, this burgeoning songwriter shows no signs of slowing down.