By: Denise Warner
She’s got the golden seal of approval
from the legendary Indigo Girls! Meet one of
the busiest musicians on the circuit right now,
Hannah Thomas—playing over 200 shows in
just 18 months, this Americana Rocker girl will
knock your boots off, in a “love at first listen”
kinda way. Her CD studio release “Good bye
on Wasted Time” will feed your country-rock
soul and make you want a front row seat when
she’s in town.
Hannah, you are everywhere! Seriously!
I know! (laughs) But, as of this moment, I’m
Tell me about how your summer is going. You’ve been playing tons of Pride
Fest ivals, haven’t you?
Yeah, I played Knoxville Pride with the Indigo
Girls, I got to sing with Jennifer Nettles in New
Hampshire and with Terri Clark this past May.
It’s been a pretty wild ride! It’s been great!
You kind of burst on the scene! I remember
someone told me to check out
your music and by the time I did, you
were literally rockin’ all of Georgia!
Yeah, I played Georgia quite a bit, then went
out on tour and I’ve been on the road for
about 2 years now.
I read that you’ve played over 200
shows in 18 months!
(she laughs) That sounds about right.
Wh at’s it like to sh are th e st age with th e
It’s pretty amazing! A definite dream come
true. I been listening to them since I was 11
years ago. So, to go from listening to them in
your bedroom as a little girl to being on stage
with them…it’s like a crazy dream come true.
For lesbians, it’s like they’re our music
gods. So, you’ve literally been to
church with the Indigo Girls.
That’s exactly what it feels like!
And Terri Clark, country royalty…
Yep...proud moment, totally.
You must hear your music being described as everything from country
to blues to rock, but how would you,
yourself, describe it?
It’s a really hard thing to do. I’m definitely a
rocker girl at heart. My heart is in the song
writing, So, I basically say it’s Rockin’ Americana,
because I’ve got country, punk and pop
influences in it, too.
You must get such a great response at
your live concerts.
My shows are really energetic, I love to include the
crowds. They’re so much fun, everywhere I go.
What’s the panty factor been like? Any
panties thrown on st age yet?
Panties? No, not yet but I hear they’re comin’
so I’ll be ready!
Oh, it’ll happen….first a bra or two,
(laughing) Okay, I’m so ready!
Do you like being on tour? It seems
hard being away from family & friends
for so long?
It’s tough, sure, but I can’t complain because
I get to see different places and faces from all
over the country. Plus, with social media, Face
Time and stuff, I get to keep up with everyone.
I think I’ve been to like…27 different states,
and I mean, really, not many people can say
that, so I feel lucky and grateful. It’s actually
always exciting..so that’s cool to me...
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