Brian Thomas is a folk singer-songwriter from British Columbia, Canada. His musical influences are diverse, which has given him a unique sound that is hard to categorize, yet appeals to people with very different tastes in music. Brian blends together finger-style guitar, Celtic and classical instruments, peaceful melodies, baroque counterpoint, and passionate vocals, to create a refreshingly original sound.
Across cultures and generations, music has been a vehicle for storytelling, and Brian's songs have sought to re-capture that tradition. His debut release, Storybook, is a personal, expression of the deep emotions he experienced as he traveled the difficult road of losing a loved one. An intensely vulnerable and starkly human CD about love, the pain of loss, and moving on, Storybook has reduced many of its listeners to tears. Brian says, "I was pouring my heart out. When I was writing the songs and recording them, I was experiencing everything that I was singing about. Somehow people's hearts can hear those emotions when they listen to the music." Reviews of Storybook have been overwhelmingly positive. Cam Bastedo of www.godsofmusic.com wrote this regarding one of Storybook's songs, The Forsaken Merman: "Without meaning to be fulsome I have simply never encountered a more beautiful folk song. The song is tasteful, textured and even heart-rending. ... You will seldom spend time more prudently, than in giving this beautiful piece an audience. The more often I listen, the more enchanted I become." Other fans have said, "The songs are so amazingly beautiful," "Enchanting... incredible artistry and sheer beauty," and "Incredibly inspiring, so unique, it's amazing."
For downloadable CDs, sheet music, stories, and other cool music stuff, visit www.brianthomas.ca