Big hair, big smiles, and a whole lot of love- these are just a few trademarks of traveling singer-songwriter Dustin Thomas. Appearances aside, the music of Dustin Thomas has captivated audiences from New York to Hawaii with “haunting vocals and soulful depth” packaged nicely in his fun, sometimes poignant, “catchy folk tunes.” In his songs you’ll hear the thoughts of an old soul in a young body: A conversation on current affairs, speckled with historical and political references ranging as far back as Alexander the Great’s horse (Come on Bucephalus) or as current as Trayvon Martin and Troy Davis. In his songs you’ll find the musings of new eyes observing the challenges of proletariat living. You’ll hear a new spirit contemplating human relationships both spiritual and intimate. There is little hidden or veiled in his nursery rhyme prose, just honest questions and earnest stories of love, loss, worship and war.
Back from Hawaii and currently living in Minneapolis, Dustin plans on touring the US this summer and is working on his debut album.
“His uniqueness defies labels. If you need comparisons, he’s a conduit for something spiritual and real, the way that the great Bob Marley was (and still is) or the way real issues were sung by, say, Tracy Chapman, whose stirring voice, by the way, seems to be echoing in Dustin. “
-Jason Smith, Big Island Weekly