Performing both solo and with his Band of Drifters, Ian Thomas draws on a variety of American roots influences, delivering a captivating raw live performance and distinctive sound from his original compositions on guitar, harmonica and kazoo. For the last several years, he has also been touring and recording with The Bus Driver Tour throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Lately, he’s been performing with Band of Drifters more and more while splitting his time between Knoxville, Tennessee and Livingston, Montana. His latest release is the full-band album “Live in 2016,” recorded mostly in Montana with Band of Drifters.
After traveling for years as a street performer, Ian Thomas began performing indoors in New York City, where he recorded his debut album “A Young Man’s Blues” in 2003. In 2005, Thomas joined his friends, The Avett Brothers, while recording Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions. His song, Honey Can I Count On You, is featured on the deluxe edition of the album. Since then, he has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Cyril Neville, Corey Harris, Sam Bush, Shovels & Rope, The Wood Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reverend Goat and Dr. John and has performed at festivals, including Bonnaroo, Pickathon, Red Ants Pants and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
- When: Saturday, September 30th
- Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Location: Belmont Abbey College Island
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine