“(Hannah has) "the soul of old country, and that will always be there, but she's also a die hard rocker with some punk thrown in the mix" - Amy Ray of Indigo Girls (Georgia Music Magazine)”
Hannah Thomas is bringing her own style of music to the roots rock world
with a voice reminiscent of young Bonnie Raitt, grit and bravado that draws
comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, and the southern rock soul of Chris
With over a decade in the business, she has toured withIndigo Girls and opened for or shared the stage with Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Nettles, Terri Clark, Lydia Loveless, Chely Wright, Mother's Finest, Shawn Mullins, Michelle Michelle Malone, Randall Bramblett and more.
Born and raised in Covington, Georgia, Thomas grew up on classic rock and
country music: "my dad introduced me to Aerosmith and Black Sabbath, and
with my mom I would listen to a lot of Patsy Cline, Tina Turner and The
Judds. Later on I discovered 90s alternative". Thomas (and those close to
her) will admit that ever since she was able to walk and talk, she has never
wanted to do anything except perform.
Thomas's various influences can be heard on her latest album produced by
Lester Nuby III (St. Paul and The Broken Bones) in Birmingham, Alabama.
"Fault Line" is her first full-length LP since 2012, spanning the gap between
Atlanta's eclectic roots rock revival and the soulful, classic rock sound of
Muscle Shoals. Thomas is joined by an all-star band comprised of Brandon
Bush on keys (Sugarland/Train), Sadler Vaden on guitar (Drivin N
Cryin/Jason Isbell), Jimbo Hart on bass guitar (Jason Isbell) and Chad
Gamble on drums (Jason Isbell). The LP includes a song co-written with
Michelle Malone. Malone plays lead guitar on that single, alongside Gerry
Hansen on drums (Chuck Leavell, Randall Bramblett, Shawn Mullins) and
Michael C. Steel on bass (Randall Bramblett). The album also features guest
vocals by Terri Clark and Amy Ray of Indigo Girls