Time: March 30, 2018 to April 2, 2018
Location: Half Note Jazz Club
Street: 17, TRIVONIANOU STR., METS
City/Town: Athens Greece
Website or Map: http://www.earlthomasmusic.co…
Event Type: blues
Organized By: Half Note Jazz Club
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2018
Earl Thomas (born August 29, 1960) is an American blues singer from California, United States. He is also a songwriter, with songs covered by artists including Tom Jones, Etta James, Solomon Burke and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award and has won the San Diego Music Award four times.
He was born Earl Thomas Bridgeman in Pikeville, Tennessee, United States. He went to Humboldt State University. He started out playing the Arcata clubs in the early 1980s while still at university. He was at an open mike night at an Arcata and sang a Jackson Browne number, "Something Fine" which was the start of his performing. In the early 1990s, he moved to San Diego, California. His Blue...Not Blues album was released in 1991 and received favorable reviews, and he was referred to by one reviewer as "a pleasant surprise". His self-penned song, "I Sing the Blues", was a hit for Etta James.
In 2008, he played at the Russian River Blues Festival in Sonoma County, California. In August 2016, Thomas appeared at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival at Colne in Lancashire, England.