FEATURED INTERVIEW: "SIXTEEN SUNDAYS" ALBUM CLOSEUP WITH TALENT IN BORDERS
Your latest album, Sixteen Sundays, is out now. What was the writing and recording process like for it?
JT: I’m excited about this one because I worked on it really fast. I was intentionally rushing everything to avoid thinking too much. There was a lot of analysis and strategy on the last two albums, and when you do that you start second-guessing all your instincts and your gut decisions, and your music starts to sound careful. This one doesn’t sound careful to me, it sounds seat-of-the-pants. We started recording most of the songs before I was even done writing them."
- TALENT IN BORDERS (FULL INTERVIEW)
"On the one hand, Jefferson’s “blue-eyed soul” music is straight-ahead rootsy-Americana-rock. On the other hand, it’s a sound not easily categorized, blending indie-rock, alt-pop, country rock, and R&B into deliciously contagious sonic creations. In the end, though, no matter how you label it, Jefferson Thomas’ music links up with the heart of America."
- MEDIUM.COM (FULL ARTICLE)
"A hybrid-filled harmony exhibition from a singer/songwriter clearly on the cusp of something great. Thomas is at the forefront of his scene, and as an indie player, he presents listeners with more artistic credibility in “Greyhound Bus” than I was expecting to hear."
- RAZORFISH (FULL ARTICLE)
“A complete scrapbook of American influence; heartfelt songs written in motel parking lots; observations of the American mindset and landscape; country-tinged bourbon and beer-soaked blues. He switches from guitar to piano for Hometown Hotel and All I Ever Wanted from the 'Play Hurt' album, but it is the blues guitar work that works the best, especially in the highly personalised covers of The Beatles' Get Back and Hendrix's Red House. All the self-penned songs (including the hit Jacksonville) sit comfortably amidst such distinguished company.”
- NORWICH GUILDHALL CONCERT REVIEW, OUTLINE MAGAZINE, NORWICH UK (LIVE VIDEO)
"Jefferson Thomas delivers another smashing listen in his latest release, and if you haven’t already heard his work, I’d recommend starting with “Greyhound Bus.” Released this spring in single and video formats, it sees the alternative singer/songwriter hashing out some of the most poetic work he’s submitted to date. His passion is off the charts, while his melding of countrified twang and pop/rock swagger is something to be marveled at all on its own."
- RASPUTIN REVIEWS (FULL ARTICLE)
“Great to have Jefferson back with us again for 2020!”
- CARRIE GRIFFIN, “TASTE OF CHARLOTTE FESTIVAL” TALENT BUYER, CHARLOTTE, NC (LISTEN)