Welcome! My name is James Thomas. I am a singer-songwriter, wine fiend and travelling book-lover. I was born in gorgeous province of British Columbia, Canada. I have been writing songs since I was a teenager, manily because I listened to some Best Of Albums by Leonard Cohen and Simon & Garfunkel when I was very young. Bob Dylan and Nick Drake came later, as well as my love of some classic French singers like Jacques Brel and Georges Brassens. I think about writing music the way some painters think about making paintings. For me, it is the combination of imaginative images and honest heart power that makes a song feel right to sing. I recognize that the music I write is not for everyone. It is simple and unapologetically nude. The three records that I have made so far are all live-off-the-floor acoustic works. I have found listening to these albums oftern requires a peaceful atmosphere to really be approached and absorbed. If you are the sort of person that likes reflective, folk style music, from a person that loves the world and at the same time doesn't belong, these songs are for you.
Warmly yours, James