RACHEL STACY & JEFFERSON THOMAS – THURSDAY, 9/13/18 @ 5:30PM
RACHEL STACY —
Based in Dallas, Texas, but plays all over the globe, Rachel Stacy is a super energetic, passionate and unforgettable singer, songwriter, musician and entertainer with a “never give up attitude.” Her talent, personality, and drive is so infectious, she is hard to deny. A violinist since she was 6 years old, her music is a mix of rock, southern rock, blues, soul, and country. On top of her strong presence and songwriting, Rachel is unique, genuine and hard working. Add her killer vocals & fiddle to any tune, and you have Rachel’s signature sound!
Rachel has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a variety of artists such as ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Kentucky Headhunters, Willie Nelson, Shooter Jennings, Merle Haggard, Joe Diffie, Johnny Lee, Jesse James Dupree from Jackyl, Dierks Bentley, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Keith Anderson, Rick Springfield, Oakridge Boys, Alice in Chains, Trace Adkins, and many others.
Rachel is a dynamic performer. Her strong, soulful, raspy voice, gives her the freedom to deliver crowd roaring performances. Her live show is full of energy, passion, attitude and a serious devotion to her fans. She is a true entertainer.
Rachel has been compared to many of the greats; Etta James, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Melissa Etheridge, Tanya Tucker, Koko Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, Loretta Lynn, Lacy J Dalton, and many others. No matter who she is compared to, with her range of influences, Rachel Stacy is unique in her own way and never fails to deliver.
JEFFERSON THOMAS —
One word can be used to describe Jefferson Thomas’ music: American. It is quite literally a “melting pot” – of the places he’s been and the things he’s seen, heard and felt.
Jefferson started out in his father’s footsteps as a guitarist in his teens, playing professionally all around the US, doing country, blues, and rock, yet always keeping his mind and his ear open to any music he hadn’t yet encountered.
He discovered vintage R&B and soul as the lead vocalist in a nine-piece horn band in college, and a thousand gigs later had refined the “blue-eyed soul” vocal style that sits atop his rich amalgam of retro fingerstyle-guitar, alt-pop, and indie rock.
While in college he also interned in the music school’s recording studio and practically lived there while recording his first release. “I was nineteen when I put out my first CD”, says Thomas. “It’s probably still out there somewhere, which makes me feel queasy. I don’t think I even still own a copy.”
Jefferson’s live video of his song “Jacksonville“ from an NPR broadcast went viral and introduced him to audiences worldwide. As a result, he embarked on his first European tour and has subsequently toured overseas every year since constantly breaking new ground and growing his fan base.
Today Jefferson lives in New York City, where the culturally variegated environment further informs and affects his music. That music has always been more about what’s going on around him than the lyrics he might be working on, or which guitar he might decide to pick up. It will never lose its rootsy, American origins, but with the constant onslaught of so many different sounds, sights, smells, and languages, Jefferson’s music is constantly evolving and reinventing itself.