Little Elm, TX
Singer/Songwriter Anna Thomas is a musical contradiction, because, at such a young age, she delivers her original jazz/pop/soul music with both the infectious energy of a newcomer and the expert skillfulness of a seasoned veteran. Salim Nourallah describes her this way; “I’ve been a working musician/producer for over 20 years and have never come across a young talent as formidable as Anna Thomas.”
Immersed in music even before birth, her grandfather played trombone in the legendary Stax record sessions in Memphis for Elvis, The Box Tops and Isaac Hayes. Like many successful artists, Anna began her own musical journey in church, where she began singing in musicals at the age of 8. Shortly thereafter, she began writing and arranging her own music. Originally entertaining friends, family and the congregation, Anna’s ambitions soon flourished into something more. Anna has been featured on “Good Morning Texas” as one of Dallas’s “Hot Young Performers”. Anna’s music can be heard on various indie radio stations across the US and plays regularly at various venues in the Dallas area.
What are people saying about Anna?
“She has the voice of a seasoned professional, and her lyrics are rich in story lines and much more mature than her very young age.”
Art&Seek – KERA Dallas
““…after a listen to her first EP — Splash of Red — many are stunned that the singer/songwriter is merely in eighth grade.”
Ann Marie Shambaugh
Dallas Morning News
“I’ve been a working musician/producer for over 20 years and have never come across a young talent as formidable as Anna Thomas. She’s only 13 but has a voice that resonates and soars effortlessly like that of a singer 3 times her age. Almost as if an old soul is living within her… Her words also convey a depth and wisdom far beyond her age. Listen carefully to her music and if you’re not deeply moved, I doubt if you can be moved…”
“The first time I heard Anna Thomas I knew she was something special. One thing that has become increasingly rare in today’s music scene is to find an up-and-coming artist that can write and perform clean and simple songs in a thought provoking way. In my opinion Anna has joined the ranks of Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor in doing just that. Anna has earned a home on the Mevio Radio playlist for the foreseeable future.”
“What a beautiful voice! So fresh, unique and current.”
“Anna Thomas is not only a great voice but possesses song craft beyond her years. This young musician has a great future ahead of her, and we’ll get to enjoy it too.”
“Anna Thomas is only 13 years old and that makes her rather mature voice a pleasant surprise.”