Amidst the tumult of a frightening cancer diagnosis, Americana/indie-pop artist Jefferson Thomas emerges triumphant with the release of his brand new live album, JEFFERSON THOMAD LIVE. This two-volume set not only captures the essence of Thomas’s electrifying live performances but also serves as a testament to resilience and the power of music in the face of adversity.

“When you get hit with that kind of news, your life flashes in front of you,” reflects Thomas. “I had released five records, and I thought, ‘Is this what I’ll leave behind? Is this all I’ll have to be remembered by after I’m gone?’” With JEFFERSON THOMAS LIVE, Thomas transforms this existential contemplation into a vibrant celebration of life and artistry.

JEFFERSON THOMAS LIVE offers a raw and intimate glimpse into Thomas’s musical journey. From the stripped-down solo performances on Volume I to the high-energy showcases with a full backing band on Volume II, the album captures the dynamic range of Thomas’s live shows. It begins with a soulful session at WNYC/NPR’s studios in New York City before venturing into both European and American venues, showcasing Thomas’s signature fingerstyle guitar and soulful vocals.

“This is a great snapshot of what’s essentially been my setlist for the past few years,” says Thomas. “It’s a backstage pass into the netherworld of working independent musicians who aren’t rich and famous.”

Initially conceived as a closing statement, JEFFERSON THOMAS LIVE takes on a new significance as Thomas receives the greatest news of all: he has, for the time being, beaten cancer. “I’m not totally out of the woods yet, but this was fantastic news, compared to the original diagnosis,” shares Thomas. His resilience and determination shine through in every track, serving as a reminder of the transformative power of music in times of adversity.

As Thomas navigates his journey towards recovery, he remains committed to his craft and his fans. “I’ve got a full 2024 booked, I’ve already got dates in Europe lined up for 2025,” he affirms. “The silver lining here is that, after receiving that diagnosis, I went out every night and savored every note.”

JEFFERSON THOMAS LIVE is not only a testament to Thomas’s musical prowess but also a celebration of life, love, and the enduring spirit of creativity. As he continues to defy the odds, Jefferson Thomas invites audiences worldwide to join him on this remarkable journey through the power of music.

For more information on Jefferson Thomas and his latest release, visit https://jeffersonthomas

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