Photo by Noah Evans
Robert Thomas has written songs for everyone from Kenny Rogers to Joe Cocker and Bonnie Raitt, and his band, the sessionmen has played with just about everybody else – Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Rita MacNeil, the Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Michelle Shocked and The Chieftains.
From haunting ballads like “Plus Jamais La Mer” and “Twilight” to the hysterical commercial jingle portion of the show to up-tempo toe-tappers like “Hot in Here” and “Jacksonville,”
Robert and the sessionmen – Ray Leger – fiddle/mandolin/guitar/backing vocals, Jon Arseneau - guitar/backing vocals, and Maxime Forbes – keyboards/backing vocals, masterfully weave all original Roots/Americana songs into a highly entertaining musical biography of Robert’s long career as a published songwriter with Capital/EMI/Sony. One of the rare acts that truly blow audiences away at every stop, large or small, don’t miss your chance to see one of Canada’s most accomplished Roots/Americana songwriters.
“An evening with Robert Thomas and the sessionmen blends compelling songwriting with impeccable roots acoustic musicianship and wonderful storytelling… not to be missed.”
Lara Pallis, Subterranea, London, UK
“Impressive musicianship, so clean, solid, and full of life and energy. I love ‘em.”
Barbara Cloyd – Host, The Bluebird Café, Nashville
The Americana Music Association
“I love this man and his music. RT has never given me a bad song; he sets the bar around here”
Don Grierson, VP A&R, Capitol Records/EMI (Joe Cocker, Dottie West, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, Sheena Easton)