THE R L THOMAS GROUP Appearing Thursday Aug 20th 2015 at 7:30pm
$8 in advance
$10 at the door
The RL Thomas Band's music can best be described as melodic, uplifting, pleasantly challenging, and yet, easy to listen to. Jazz/Fusion/New Age, inspired by the Pat Metheny Group, the neo-classical rock of the 70's, and deeply rooted in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Formed in the summer of 2013, pianist/composer/vocalist, Robert Thomas is joined by an all star cast from the Asheville music scene: James Vandenberg (guitars/vocals), Sherman Hoover (fretless bass/keyboards), and David Cohen (drums/percussion).
In addition to Thomas' instrumental compositions, there are several vocal tunes that capture the essence of Steely Dan, Bruce Hornsby, and Randy Newman...but not all at once. The band's repertoire includes compositions by Vandenberg as well as covers by Dave Brubeck, Pat Metheny Group, Bruce Hornsby, and Dave Frishberg.
During their short time together the RL Thomas Band have already played several times at the Lake Eden Arts Festival, Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, and Jubilee in downtown Asheville.
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