One word can be used to describe Jefferson Thomas' music: American. It is quite literally a “melting pot” – of the places he’s been and the things he’s seen, heard, and felt.
Jefferson started out in his father’s footsteps as a guitarist in his teens, playing professionally all around the US. With the money he had packed away from gigs and a music scholarship, he headed off to college, where he discovered vintage R&B and soul after somehow winding up being the lead vocalist in a nine-piece horn band. A thousand gigs later he had refined the “blue-eyed soul” vocal style that today sits atop his rich amalgam of retro fingerstyle-guitar, alt-pop, and indie rock.
While in college he also interned in the music school’s recording studio and practically lived there while recording his first release. “I was nineteen when I put out my first CD”, says Thomas. “It's probably still out there somewhere, which makes me feel queasy. I don't think I even still own a copy."
Jefferson’s live video of his song "Jacksonville" from an NPR broadcast went viral and introduced him to audiences worldwide. As a result, he embarked on his first European tour, and has subsequently toured overseas every year since, constantly breaking new ground and growing his fan base. 2022 will see plenty more touring, worldwide.
Jefferson makes his home in Greenville, SC.
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