Carl Thomas playing music in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama

Seeger-esque voice is gravely and raspy | cover tunes from the 70s 80s 90s and beyond | puts own spin on songs, sometimes altering the chords and/or melody, GENRES: 1960's, 1970's, 1980's, 1990's, Classic Rock, Rock

Carl Thomas
Above: Carl Thomas plays Rocket Republic Brewing Company. Annabelle thought his vocals reminded of Bob Seeger, however I thought of a far different performer - Joe Cocker singing A Little Help from My Friends... Carl's raspy vocals and his style of word emphasis led me to that.  Carl is of course his own artist; his style is unique to him. From a musical standpoint, Carl sometimes subtly alters a guitar chord from the original, adding a fresh spin to classic rock songs. Or sometimes not so subtly. Listen to his version of Yesterday, sung with the words of the original, but with a substantial update to the melody and chords.

annabelleAnnabelle’s Take:

We saw Carl Thomas sing at the Rocket Republic Brewing Company and he was on fire. Carl’s Seeger-esque voice is gravely and raspy, and perfectly suited for the cover tunes he performs. He sings songs from the 70s 80s 90s and beyond. He beats up his acoustic guitar while belting out songs springing from a well of talent. Even though the Brewery is large, the acoustics are pretty good and Carl fills the room with his voice.
I really liked how Carl put his own spin on many of his cover tunes. Many artists do, but Carl is the first one I've heard who alters the original chords and/or melody.  Most of his changes are subtle but effective. But some are more apparent. This makes his covers songs much more memorable.
Combine that with his stage presence, and “folks, we have a winner!” Carl jokes around with his audience whether they listen or not. In fact, the funniest thing I heard him say between songs was in response to this one very large table (20) ignoring him. In hindsight, I think they were more into each other rather than purposely ignoring the talented Carl Thomas. One of my pet peeves is seeing an audience ignore a performer. I must constantly remind myself that I am not attending a concert, but seeing artists perform in venues.
 
I very much look forward to hearing Carl Thomas sing again, and I hope you will seek him out. Don’t be afraid to approach him in between sets. Carl Thomas is a performer who really appreciates his audience.

Upcoming Carl Thomas Gigs

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