Tom MacLear

Press Kit


For Your Consideration


Now on U.S. radio, single release 'Movin' Back To Texas'

Now on 190 Radio Stations, via Americana, NPR, STS and Root 66 Reporting venues in the U.S., UK., and Europe. 

In 2010, Tom MacLear's career dramatically changed from Ghost Writer of 30 years to spotlight-front-man-performer: when his sojourn of Nashville recordings gave him 5 Cd's in 5 years and 
found him 4 Radio Chart Topping Singles:'Sweet Summer Days', 'Unapproachable,''Better Than You' and 'Someday,' on Country and Hot A/C stations across the U.S.

2018 brings his all-star band LIVE on stages across the U.S. featuring:

     Renee' DiSisto:  Vocals • Singer Songwriter
     Tony Braunagal: Grammy Award Winning Drummer/Producer from Taj Mahal, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt       
     Dave Pearlman: Grammy Award Winning / Pedal Steel from Dan Fogleburg, Phil Everly, Hoyt Axton, Joe Walsh
     Billy Watts: Lead Guitars from Lucinda Williams, Carlene Carter, Eric Burden
     Terry Wilson: Bass from Delbert McClinton, Eric Burden and Teresa James

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Tom MacLear   •  The award winning career of Singer-Songwriter Tom MacLear has finally found flight after a 30 year career in the 'back room corporate-world' of Ghost Writing for some of the biggest names in the industry.  With his steady flow of hit radio releases since 2010, he has topped numerous charts and radio playlists in Country, HOT/AC and Alternative genres alike_ Making him a new hot commodity in this world of cookie-cutter music packages of late.  Tom is a living legacy of the Southern California Country Rock Boom of the '70s.  MacLear transplanted rolls from his work with British artists in the '70s & 80s while residing in Los Angeles during the historic formative years of the L.A. Country Rock Boom.  MacLear was a Ghost Writer, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist and touring artist for and with such acts as Emmylou Harris/Hot Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many others. (Click here for full Bio)


Renee DiSisto  •  Singer-Songwriter Renee DiSisto was born and raised in New Rochelle, New York.  DiSisto is an alumni of Berklee College of Music. Since her move to Los Angeles, she has recorded original works in a duo project with her twin sister Michele, entitled: 'SISTER' and has since found her way on stage performing with numerous acts throughout the Hollywood/SoCal Club and Concert scene.  DiSisto is a touring and recording member of the Alternative/Nashville group TOM MACLEAR & FRIENDS. Her first vocal gig with the act was on Tom MacLear's award winning national single release 'Unapproachable.' DiSisto's edgy yet vulnerable vocal styles bring comparisons of Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, but Renee DiSisto is unmistakeably her own artist and clearly exudes her own style which gives her a fresh new road to pave within her own brand and sound.  DiSisto is currently under contract/development with MEG/Records to pen and record her own material for release early next year and is due to perform with her numerous projects this winter and throughout 2017.   

Dave Pearlman
  •   Grammy award winning engineer, pedal steel please, has performed for such notable artists as Dan Fogelberg, Phil Everly, Bill Medley, Hoyt Axton, REO Speedwagon, Bobby Womack, Joe Walsh and many others. He has recorded on many movie and television soundtracks and commercials.  He was granted an award for a Grammy winning album.  Dave now owns Pearlman Microphones where he hand builds custom microphones for some of the top studios
in the world.

Terry Wilson
•   Playing professionally since he was 15 years old. Touring musician since he was 21.  During that time, performed, recorded and or toured with Eric Burden & The Animals, Teresa James, Jimmy Reed, Lightnin' Hopkins, Delbert McClinton, Bonnie Raitt, John Martyn
and many others.  Have had songs covered by Teresa James, Eric Burden, Paul Rodgers, Tommy Castro, Kathy Mattea, Marcia Ball, Maria Muldaur and others.  Currently touring with Eric Burden and The Animals, Teresa James and The Rhythm Tramps.

Teresa James
  •   Originally from Houston, Texas, Teresa has performed on stage and in the studio with Delbert McClinton, Randy Newman, Tommy Castro, Neil Diamond and many others.  Most recently she toured with Eric Burdon and the Animals. For the lasts several years, she also has been fronting her own band the 'Rhythm Tramps,' with whom she has received 2 IMA Popular Awards and a nomination from the Blues Foundation.

Billy Watts   •   Playing professionally since 1976.  Touring musician since 1990.  During that time performed, recorded and or toured with Carlene Carter, John Trudell, Jennifer Warnes, Teresa James, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mojo Monkeys, Geoff Muldaur and many others.  Currently touring with Eric Burden and The Animals, Teresa James and The Rhythm Tramps.    
Tony Branagel 
  •   originally from Texas via New York and London, Living and playing music in Los Angeles since 1979, played drums with Rickie Lee Jones, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray and presently touring with Eric Burdon and the Animals.  Played on Grammy winning records by Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal, as well as many more Grammy Nominated records.  Won A Grammy for Producing Taj Mahal in 2000. 

Personal Manager:  Renee' DiSisto   •

Production Manager:  Don Adey       •

Radio Promotions:  Fred Boenig      •    
Fred Boenig
                                                                   Americana Media Productions
                                                                   American Roots Music Radio Promotion___ 484-239-3219
MEG Records/Nashville:                   •


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