John Mark Thomas
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John Mark Thomas

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Debut Album:
Here Goes Nothing (June 2006)

Limited release EPs:
The Pinnacle (January 2005)
Ode To A Friend (January 2004)
A Place Called Home (January 2003)



John Mark Thomas received his first guitar for his 13th birthday... and so the addiction began. One year later, John started writing his own music, and at the age of 15, recorded his first home-made CD along with his sisters Beth and Faith (to get a copy of this you must deposit $10,000 to his Swiss bank account). Since then, he has recorded four projects of his own.

John comes from a long line of talented amateur bluegrass musicians and builds on this tradition, adding his own distinctive spin. Having grown up as a missionary kid in Southeast Asia, John has a unique perspective which shows in his thoughtful lyrics.

In addition to releasing his newest album, Here Goes Nothing, John recently graduated from LeTourneau University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He hopes to move to Nashville, TN, as soon as he can find a real job there.

* Favorite historical character: Isaac Newton, for inventing gravity (quite handy sometimes)
* Favorite non-historical character: My sister Faith -- man is she a character!
* Favorite animal: The Night Owl (of course)
* Favorite dessert: Cheesecake... mmmmm... tasty...
* Favorite desert: The Gobi... not so tasty...
* Favorite musicians: Nickel Creek, Jeremy Casella, Tara Leigh Cobble, Phil Keaggy, Blindside, Underoath, Terminal, Common Children
* Favorite verse: Romans 8:28
* Favorite guitar strings: Elixer Polyweb (nothing else)
* Favorite person that's really tiring to be around: My neice Leigh
* Favorite fake color: Groob (ask Beth to explain that one)
* Favorite real colors: Forest Green, Topsoil Brown, and Midnight Blue (care for a hike through the woods in the middle of the night?)
* Favorite quote: "I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner
* Favorite childhood nickname that I didn't want you to know but my sister threatened me within an inch of my life to tell you: Pigboy
* Favorite way to waste time: watching Sci-Fi shows -- yes I know I'm a nerd!
* Favorite type of pizza: Hawaiian
* Favorite type of Oriental food: Vietnamese
* Favorite type of fruit: Nectarine
* Favorite type of nut: Pistachio
* Favorite type of ice cream: Moose Tracks

Man, I'm hungry... gotta go!