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Earl Thomas

Earl Thomas has geared up to deliver a powerhouse world class blues show that his dedicated San Francisco fans and new listeners alike are sure to enjoy.

The Earl Thomas show is a celebration. He sings like a man who's seen everything, rasping out songs in a well trained voice of grit and flint and hard traveling and after nearly two decades in the music business, he is in peak form. The show he brings to his monthly Biscuits & Blues residency, capitalizes on all of his strengths - his voice, his experience, his natural charisma, and the fact that once on stage, he is the real deal. A torch bearer. A 21st century bluesman.  

Known also for stylistic songwriting abilities, Earl Thomas songs have been covered by a diverse mix of artists from icons Etta James, Solomon Burke, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Tracy Nelson, and Tom Jones, as well as his own contemporaries, Janiva Magness, Shemekia Copeland, Big Llou Johnson, and Will Wilde. His music has also been featured on the silver screen, in films like In the Mix and Forty Shades of Blue, as well as on television, in the hit shows E.R.In Plain Sight and Bones. He is a Grammy Award nominee and the recipient of four San Diego Music Awards. The Best of Blues Awards calls Thomas "the most important blues artist of his generation." 

Since launching his career in 1991 with the release of Blue…Not Blues, Earl Thomas has been recognized the world over for his contributions to the blues. Having made his European debut in 1992 at Switzerland's renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, he has, in the two decades since, built a solid international following. His refined sound, both in the studio and on the road, has made him one of the most recognized and respected blues artists working today.

The Earl Thomas shows sell out quickly! Reservations highly recommended.

"I ain't heard that kind of live music in a long time..." - Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle

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