Nothing keeps you warm over the winter holiday season like a good cup of hot choclate. Unfortunately, our dedicated and tireless staff of research analysts has yet to come up with a failsafe method of serving you hot chocolate online.   However, we've come up with the next best thing - a new holiday single!  It's available wherever you get your music, but right here - and only here -  it's FREE!

 

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OK, you spoke and we listened!  First it was iTunes, then it was Spotify.  Now the wave of the future seems to be ever-more direct artist-to-fan contact.  We’ve noticed that, particularly on the Jefferson Thomas “music” page, where business is booming.  And we think that’s a good thing!  So we’ll be offering more exclusive stuff (I just can’t bring myself to use the word content”) that only our subscribers can get.  Doing that seems to make you guys feel special, which is good…because you are special!

Case in point; in the spring I’ll be doing an exclusive live-recording direct-to-vinyl release that will NOT be available everywhere you get your music.  It will only be available via pre-order through the label that’s putting it out…and through www.jeffersonthomas.com.

Where is all of this going?  Look for the new JEFFERSON THOMAS APP which we’ll be rolling out in 2019.  Getting your Jefferson Thomas fix will be even easier!  It will also help us get to you more quickly and efficiently.  So often many of you ask, “How do I get you to play in my town?”  Traditionally, that’s been a several-step process that, by the time we select, book, and play a venue, it can be weeks or months after your inquiry.  With the app, we’ll be able to interface directly with you and engage YOU in the booking process more quickly and efficiently.  It’s the commando approach; if we see a hot market, we’ll line up a show there pronto, while it's breaking!  Fans involved in booking the gigs for the artists they wanna see? I call that a pretty exciting future.

-JT

 

Fresh off another romp through the US, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark in 2017, Jefferson took fourteen of the new songs he’d been playing every night and molded them into his new release, PLAY HURT.

Jefferson has always done his best writing while traveling. "When you're on the road, there's just something that liberates your mind from all the crap you DON'T need to be thinking about," he explains.  He penned "Might Be Leaving" in his van in the parking lot of a venue after the soundcheck and went right out and played it in the show before it was really even finished. "Hometown Hotel" came to him while parked in a vacant lot by the old abandoned house he grew up in, where he'd first grabbed one of his father's guitars at the tender age of nine, and much of the song's video ended up being shot there as well. Still another - "Pay For it" - came together just after a particularly raucous show in front of "a thousand drunken college kids."

Ultimately, what was chosen for inclusion on PLAY HURT came together in front of live audiences, a fact of which Thomas is particularly proud. Anything that didn't cut it live didn't make it onto the record. "I call it research-and-development," says Thomas. "If you're gonna write songs, there's nothing better than test-driving them in front of people before you record them. You end up heading into the studio with your strongest stuff, and you save a hell of a lot of time when you get there."

Jefferson Thomas is working on a new release for 2019 and will embark on another round of tour dates in Europe in the spring, in the US over the summer, then back to Europe and the far east in the fall.

You can get PLAY HURT everywhere you find music. but the "expanded edition" - with alternate versions and live tracks -  is only available here.

Play Hurt (expanded edition)

Jefferson Thomas

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  1. 1 Pay For It 03:14
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  2. 2 Almost A Sunny Day 04:49
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  3. 3 Might Be Leaving 03:07
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  4. 4 Dirty Girl 03:34
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  5. 5 All I Ever Wanted 03:30
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  6. 6 Tiny Little World 03:34
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  7. 7 Hometown Hotel 04:19
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  8. 8 Zero 03:28
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  9. 9 All The Way 03:13
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  10. 10 Back At You 03:15
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  11. 11 Looking After Your Lady 04:20
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  12. 12 Big Ocean 03:08
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  13. 13 Runner (cinema version) 06:42
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  14. 14 Come In From The Cold 05:01
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  15. 15 Pay For It (live) 03:35
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  16. 16 Almost A Sunny Day (live) 04:43
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  17. 17 Might Be Leaving (live) 03:17
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  18. 18 Dirty Girl (live) 04:24
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  19. 19 All I Ever Wanted (live) 03:44
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  20. 20 Zero (live) 05:18
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