Published on March 4th, 2017 | by wemf0
Band on Band: Thomas Knight
Thomas Knight is a New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter. After several years of playing in bands around Central NH, He embarked on a solo career in late 2016. Becoming increasingly frustrated with his inability to convey the message of his songs in a full-band idiom, he stripped everything about his performances back to vocals and acoustic guitar, placing emphasis on his lyrics and stories. His music is heavily inspired from storytellers like Bruce Springsteen, Simon and Garfunkel, Julien Baker, John Mayer, and Leonard Cohen, and these influences are very present on his first solo EP, The Black and White EP (available now on Bandcamp and Soundcloud). Springsteen and Mayer specifically are “the reason I started playing guitar and the reason I still play guitar,” respectively. Having a family who were all born in New Jersey or New York meant Springsteen was a constant presence in his house from a very young age, and Springsteen’s music has permeated into every aspect of Thomas’ life. Now studying jazz guitar performance at the University of New Hampshire while playing shows throughout Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, he’s excited for people to hear his old songs played alongside his new ones. The Black and White EP is mostly old songs that Thomas has been sitting on for a few years, although some of them recently got revived or altered to better fit his current stripped-back approach to music. His next EP, Technicolorvision, will expand on the lyrical and musical themes of Black and White, and is due out June 1st.
Check out his upcoming shows: