Tommy MacDonald has been playing bass guitar professionally for over 40 years, beginning in his late teens. Tommy studied Professional Music & Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston for 3 years. After leaving Berklee, he spent several years performing with local bands in the New England area. During this time, he also worked with many pioneer rock-n-roll acts like Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, The Coasters, The Drifters & many other 50’s icon rock-n-roll acts.

Tommy MacDonald recording with Buddy Guy
Recording with Buddy Guy
Tommy MacDonald, Tom Hambridge & Sonny Landreth

In the mid-’90s, Tommy relocated to Nashville & landed countless live gigs and demo recording sessions. Some of the artists who recorded the songs are Tim McGraw, Johnny Winter, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd. He also toured with country stars David Lee Murphy, Lee Roy Parnell, Trace Adkins, Keith Anderson, Jeffrey Steele, and many others.

In the past 20 years, he has played on 5 Buddy Guy albums, 3 of which won Grammy’s for Album of the Year. He has also played on albums by Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, James Cotton & Grammy winner Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

Contact Green Hills Guitar Studio today to start taking guitar lessons or bass guitar lessons with Tommy MacDonald and take your playing to the next level!

Tommy MacDonald with Quinn Sullivan
Performing the hit song, What Hurts the Most, written and performed by Jeffrey Steele. Recorded by Rascal Flatts


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