American Traditional Singer & Musician Thomas Bailey

Singer and musician Thomas Bailey is proud to kick off his first tour of Asia at the Hue Festival 2010 and will set the stage ablaze with a high energy performance of old time/bluegrass fiddle and guitar tunes from the American song bag.

Together with notable musicians and friends, Aaron Jonah Lewis (fiddle) from Virginia bluegrass band The Hot Seats, Joel Wennerstrom (banjo) of New York bands Two Lost Turkeys and Lousy Cowboy Music and critically acclaimed recording artist Mark Rubin (contra-bass), Bailey and co’s passionate and infectious show of American southern string band music will go straight to your feet.
Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, this journeyman of such bands as the Hogwaller Ramblers, Faster than Walking, The Forge Mountain Diggers and the newly revived Freight Hoppers earned his miles as a tireless traveler, enthusiastic band member, traditionalist and innovator.  His music has brought him all across America, Mexico, Scandinavia, Europe and Great Britain.

Bailey's recordings include “It’s Always August,” "Brilliancy" and the critically acclaimed self-titled CD “The Forge Mountain Diggers.” Bailey's vocal and guitar work on the album received accolades from The Old Time Herald magazine which raved," Thomas Bailey is simply one of my favorite singers" while Bluegrass Unlimited called the album "…a breathtaking collection of old-time music that deserves to be an integral part of any serious music library."  Bluegrass matron, Lynn Morris called Bailey "…a wonderful singer and a powerful guitarist." His rendition of "Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow" is on the CD "Songs from the Underground -The Best of NYC Subway Musicians," and he is featured with The Freight Hoppers on Rounder Records’ Spring Sampler 2008.(  ; )

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