Mike Thomas is an emerging Country/Americana artist steeped in tradition. Drawing from a wide array of influences and experiences, Thomas' music has been best described as “eclectic country with a vintage vibe.” Growing up in Knoxville, TN, Thomas’ musical journey has taken a unique path. He moved to Nashville in 2004 intent on pursuing a career as a songwriter but quickly grew discouraged and set music aside for an extended period. Thomas recalls, “I didn’t listen to the country music of the day. I had no frame of reference for the types of songs publishers and artists were looking for. I was naïve and learned some tough lessons in those days.” 

After walking away from music for ten plus years to pursue his own small business, Thomas eventually got back into the swing of things in 2017. He draws influences from artists such as John Prine, Merle Haggard, Bruce Springsteen, Delbert McClinton, and others, but he admits he is inspired and influenced by all types of music as long as the songs feel heartfelt and honest. One listen to Thomas’ music demonstrates the importance of authenticity in his art. Thomas’ raw vocals coupled with his genuine writing style give his songs a nostalgic feel that listeners cannot help but connect with. Mix that carefully crafted lyricism with real-life stories, and fans both old and new are sure to find that the music resonates on a deep level.    

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The Mike thomas Band

"A big americana-rock sound sure to appeal to fans of jason isbell as well as the more country-leaning work of bruce springsteen and Tom petty" - glide magazine

Mike Thomas - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica

Donald Bright - Lead Guitar

Weston Woodford - Guitar, Vocals

Mark Huhta - Pedal Steel, Dobro

Tres Sasser - Bass, Vocals

Sten Nisswandt - Drums 

what they're saying...

"Get down to the groovin’ guitar sounds with three electric guitars — Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) and Don Bright accompanying Mike’s guitar — and swaggery, sizzling vocals.  Looking for a sexy song, “one that grabs you by your soul and sets you right again, like a late night call from a long lost friend.  I’ve been searching for a song like that." - Americana Highways

 

"Thomas knows how to pen a soaring chorus to complement the straightforward rocking sound that has just enough of a country edge to remind you where he’s coming from." - Glide Magazine

 

"A gloriously twangy steel guitar, beautiful vocals, and lyrics which pull strongly at a listener’s emotions all combine to make Mike Thomas’ single, “Diamonds," sparkle and shine." - Amplify Music Magazine

  

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