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Earl Thomas and Kings of Rhythm Perform the Blues

Blues, Gospel, and R&B singer Earl Thomas talks about his music and performs with Ike Turner's old band, Kings of Rhythm.

Earl Thomas and Kings of Rhythm Perform the Blues

Originally aired on February 21, 2008

Tom Fudge: Earl Thomas was a kid living in Guam where his Dad was stationed in the Navy, when he went into a soda fountain. There, the juke box was playing Honkey Tonk Woman, performed by Ike and Tina Turner. There was something about the sound of that tune that got him thinking about making music. A year later he said to his Dad, "When I grow up, I'm going to be a singer in a band."


Since then there have been many twists and turns in Earl's life. But today he is a singer in a band. He specializes in blues and gospel and he's made eleven CDs. His latest is called Soul Shine.

  • Earl Thomas , blues, gospel and R&B singer. He has recorded eleven CD's and his latest, Soul Shine, comes out next month.

Earl Thomas is joined by the members of the band Kings of Rhythm:

  • Billy Ray, drums.
  • Seth Blumberg, guitar.
  • Leo Dombecki, piano.
  • Ryan Matzinger, saxophone.
  • Armando Cepeda, bass.