From: CA, United States
Genre: Country, Folk
Bob Thomas Bio
Bob Thomas was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. At the age of seven his dad bought him a guitar. Throughout the 70's he played alongside recordings of John Denver, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Cash, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan as he learned to play. Bob has always written poetry, and in 2009 decided to put the words to melody and create his own music. He has been writing songs ever since.
Bob is a performing member of the Western Music Association. His song “The Cowboy” was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Western Writers of America Spur Award for best western song.
Bob spent a portion of his formative years in New Mexico. As a result, many of the songs he writes have their roots in the west. His first CD, entitled “New Mexico” documents his move from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, described in the song “New Mexico” and his eventual departure, depicted in “El Paso”. The CD also contains the very popular “I Should Have Been a Cowboy”.
His second CD, “Late at Night”, released in November 2011, contains several catchy and easy to listen to songs. Written in the dusk hours on his back porch, the tune “Late at Night” describes his musical process. “The Cowboy” describes the double tough life that cowboys endured while riding on the Chisholm Trail. In the song “Charley”, Bob recalls his introduction to the Zuni culture and a conversation he once had with a Zuni Indian. The often requested “My War” relates the story of a young soldier just returning from the war in Iraq. Al Krtil of Sudzin Country / Early Morning Trails WRSU-FM New Brunswick, New Jersey said “Bob Thomas’ latest album “Late At Night” is a welcome addition to “Early Morning Trails”…favorites include “The Cowboy Palace”, “Charley” and “The Cowboy”.
Thomas is currently working on his third CD and hopes to have it out late in 2012.
Thomas now resides in Tarzana, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, where he is a performing member of the Western Music Association. He appears often at the Gene Autry Museum, El Trocadero Steak House, The Cowboy Palace and at venues in the greater Los Angeles area.