Luke and Russ Condon, founding members of Town Meeting, grew up in Ayer, MA and share a love of listening to and creating great music. They also happen to be brothers. Brendan (Babe) Condonis also a brother and is now a member of the band. He plays a mean harmonica and vocals. Dean Adrien, formerly of Orphan, joined the band in April of 2013. Having played music most of his life with the likes of Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and others from the Boston Folk scene, Adrien was already a well accomplished musician when he joined the band. Tim Cackett began playing Bass in High school and was heavily influenced by jazz and funk. After high school he played guitar and toured with various hardcore bands, until he realized he belonged with Town Meeting and now gives the band a bigger and more wholesome TM sound. With the addition of Joe "Bad News" Bradshaw on Piano, Bass, & Guitar they've broadened their sound a bit more.
In 2017 they won the New England Music Award's "Roots Act of the Year," and have had the privilege of warming up crowds for renowned artists such as Bob Dylan, Sturgill Simpson, Willie Nelson, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, Third Eye Blind, Lettuce, The Dustbowl Revival, and many more.
Influenced by a wide range of musical acts (Dawes, The Avett Brothers, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) when Dean, Tim and the Condon brothers get together it's nothing short of spectacular. Their songs are original, well written and harmony driven with a real emphasis on musical quality and arrangement. In other words, they don't just write a song, they take some time and craft one.
"Short but sweet, Town Meeting's debut EP "Geography, Pt. 1" is one of the finest collection of four songs you'll hear this year. While the band indulges in the kinds of foot stomping and gang vocals that are so popular these days, there's an intent and substance that reminds you that this is what the Lumineers want(ed) to be." - Adobe and Teardrops, 2017 EP Review