Sara Thomas

Sara Thomas

BandAmericanaAcoustic

Biography

"Moody songs, acoustic-based band, beautiful as ever voice, good song arrangements. Sara may wake up and find that she's become a huge star one day."

Singer/songwriter Sara Thomas projects an eclectic, unapologetic sound -- part rock-and-roll and part folk accompanied by extremely intimate, poetic lyrics. "I write what I know; I just want to write a good song," says the 26-year-old Arkansas native.

While attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Sara began her performing career with the acoustic duo of Bev and Sara along with singer/songwriter, Beverly Blann (Tyko, The New Tragedies). The two lit up the local scene opening for acts like Pat Green and Cross Canadian Ragweed. In 2000, the duo was awarded a spot in the Girls Rock Festival held at the Howling Wolf in New Orleans.

After graduating, Sara left for the island of Oahu where she joined Kim Char Meredith and Darlyne Cain to participate in "Women with Guitars," an acoustic showcase with performances at Planet Hollywood and the annual Pearl Harbor 4th of July Celebration.

Now back in Arkansas, Sara is joined by drummer Dave Hoffpauir (Ho Hum, The Boondogs), guitarist Ben Harris and bassist Chris Michaels (The Boondogs, Beanland). Around town they're known as the "Sara Thomas Band" and have opened for Avion, Mary Lou Lord & Iris Dement, just to name a few.

They were selected to compete as semi-finalists in the 2003 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase and were runners up in 2004. In May 2003 & 2005 Thomas was chosen as a solo finalist (along with Michaels in 05) in the Arkansas Acoustic Showdown in Conway, AR, & performed ahead of Brad Paisley at Arkansas RiverFest 2004.

"My solo music and the band are two different sounds though, both are extremely laid back. "We are a rootsy, Americana genre that I refer to as folk-pop," Thomas said. "We get all of those female singer/songwriter comparisons but I don't know how accurate any of them truly are."

The band is currently in the studio recording their first full length album. Look for it soon!

For booking, e-mail booking@sarathomasband.com.

Discography

The Pink EP
[full length album, soon to be released]

Set List

A typical set list would be for two hours of mostly originals. We can throw in covers as well, and we can always do three sets.