BUBBHA THOMAS & THE LIGHTMEN – MEET & GREET – SATURDAY, 4/13/19 @ 2:00PM
Bubbha Thomas – Revolutionary, spiritual jazz bandleader, drummer, and activist from Houston. Bubbha Thomas had toured America with R&B revues, served as a session musician for Peacock and Back Beat Records, and played straight ahead jazz with legends before the political and social upheaval of the late 1960s led him to a path first charted by Coltrane. His first set of self-issued albums predated the deep-set, maverick jazz issued by the likes of Tribe and Strata East and were a harbinger of best of the 1970s jazz underground. Over the course of the decade, he contributed to a collective voice of resistance to the musical and cultural status quo that is just beginning to be understood.