Hannah Thomas has spent the last year in the car, from Akron, OH, to Greenwich Village in NYC, from Charlotte, NC to Oxford, MS, from Jacksonville, FL to Nashville, TN Hannah has been out there playing her music for anyone who will listen. And lots of people have been listening, and many of those folks chipped in to help Thomas make her first studio CD in 2 years.
Goodbye on Wasted Time calls on Hannah’s country roots and combines it with her many influences. You can hear traces of 90’s alternative, a dash of Indigo Girls and the roots influence of Bonnie Raitt.
The first thing you will notice is Thomas’ voice. Grammy winner Shawn Mullins has commented “No Auto-Tune needed on that voice.” Hannah sings songs with the passion of someone twice her years.
Goodbye on Wasted on Time features some of Atlanta’s best musicians, Jaron Pearlman on drums, Benjamin Ryan Williams on bass and Shim Gartner on guitar. Produced by Rob Gal and Jaron Pearlman, Goodbye is a culmination of the past year of songwriting.
“Fueled by my love of music, I got back to the roots of why I started writing, not working for commercial success, but writing about things that mattered to me.” Says Thomas.
Goodbye features 7 tracks, including rockers “Pacifier”, featuring Amy Ray (of Indigo Girls) on background vocals and the title track. It also knows when to slow things down with tracks like “22 Page Story” and “What If”
There is also one song written with a friend. “Church on Friday” came from a jam session before a show with Emily Kate Boyd (JoyScout, JetBlkJoy).
Goodbye on Wasted Time was released on February 2, with a show at Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theater in Duluth, GA.
“Roots music is probably the best way to describe her sound. It has vestiges of folk, rock, blues and country; listen carefully and you can hear hints of Zac Brown, the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, Ann Wilson and even Steven Tyler.” Chuck Yarborough - Cleveland Plain Dealer Music Critic