"Music Is a Life Sport" - D. Cunningham

TOM MCMEEKAN, veteran guitarist/songwriter from the Northwest part of the USA has been making music for over five decades.  From the incredible music of the 60's to the roots music of today Tom has proven both durable and relevant, a real 'survivor'.  He has played in rock bands, jam bands, R&B bands, show bands and blues bands, all the while bringing his own style and flair to both his guitarwork and vocals.  Tom's home base is in Boise, Idaho. His CD release 'HOLD FAST' blends all of these influences into one body of work that is, at the same time, classic yet fresh.  Here are some samples:

Don't Let A Good Man Down (copyright 2006 T. McMeekan)  I'm Gonna Run (copyright 2006 T. McMeekan)  We (copyright 2006 T. McMeekan)                                                                                                                           Contact Tom: tommcmeekan@cunninghamsbands.com

Summer, 2011: Tom's new double CD, 'SEIZE THE DAY', is a compilation of songs recorded over the last twenty years. 

"This CD is a retrospective of the last 20 years of Tom McMeekan's music, 2 CD's that stand as testament to music made with conviction, love, and a healthy dose of attitude. Rock, blues, jazz, country, swing, folk - it's all in this beautifully crafted set of tunes. This man's oeuvre is all about variety, and that's what gives this CD it’s strength. Tom raps on one tune, he plays bouzouki on another, and he puts a choke hold on guitar that squeezes out some of the most intense, undeniable sounds that speak volumes. He's got some terrific sidemen working with him on this...stunning keyboards, great harmonies. There are, by my count, 10 never-released songs here, including the first six on CD 1. All but two on this double CD were written by Tom and they are essentially in chronological order." - from Jim Gratton's liner notes for 'SEIZE THE DAY'. 

Tom at the 2010 'Blues On The Banks'

SEIZE THE DAY Musician Credits:

DISK ONE:

Drums: Tks 1-4 - Bob Clifford
Tks 5, 6, 7, 9 - Jim Fisher
Tks 10 - 15 - Lawson Hill

Bass: Don Cunningham

Keyboards:
Tk 1 - Phil Carroll
Tks 2-7, 9, 10, 13, - Robert Sutherland
Tks 12 & 14 - Don Cunningham
Tk 15 - Andrew Cortens

Guitars: Acoustric rhthym, electric rhthym and lead guitar all tks - Tom
Tk 8 Acoustic slide gtr - LeAnne Town, Acoustic gtr - Don & Tom
Tk 11 Slide gtr - LeAnne
Tk 12 - Acoustic gtr - Don
Tk 13 - Acoustic, Electric, Slide & 12 String gtr - Tom
Tk 15 - Acoustic gtr - Tom

Harmonica Tk 15 - John Nemeth

Vocals: Ld vocal - Tom, Backing vocals - LeAnne & Don
Tk 6 - Backing vocal - Robert Sutherland

Saxophone Tk 9 - Sandon Mayhew

Pseudophones & percussion - Don

DISK TWO:

Drums:
Tk 1-8, 10, 11, 13 - Lawson Hill
Tk 9 - Ryan Mitchell

Bass: All tks except tk 9 - Don

Keyboards:
Tk 1 - Robert Sutherland
Tk 9 - Ryan Mithcell
Tks 6, 8, 12, 13 - Don

Guitar: Lead gtr all tks - Tom
Tk 2 - Electric slide - Tom
Tk 5 - Acoustic slide - LeAnne
Tk 6 - Electric & acoustic - LeAnne, Don & Tom
Tk 7 - Acoustic - Tom, Electric slide - LeAnne
Tk 8 - Electric Slide - LeAnne & Tom
Tk 10 Acoustic gtrs - LeAnne, Don & Tom
Tk 11 - All gtrs - Tom
Tk 12 - Acoustic gtrs - LeAnne, Don & Tom
Tk 13 - All guitars & bouzouki - Tom

Vocals: All lead vocals except tk 10 - Tom
Tk 10 - Lead vocals - Tom, Don & LeAnne
All backing vocals - LeAnne & Don except:
Tk 13 - Backing vocals - Kim Lawrence & Don

Percussion: Don