About Henry Thomas
Itinerant singer/guitarist Thomas' music works on a level that bridges the gap between blues and whatever came before the blues. Recording in the 1920s and '30s, his music is like dance music from some forgotten time. He backs himself on guitar with a propulsive, hybrid picking/strumming style, singing in a high and very spirited tenor voice. The available recordings feature a lot of unavoidable surface noise, but the spirit and intent are right there.