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Singer. Songspeller. Storyteller.

"Born in Chicago to a hippie-turned-born-again mother who only permitted her to listen to country/western out of the world of popular music, Kamara Thomas is a singer, songwriter and dramatist that logged time in Los Angeles and New York City. In the latter, Thomas honed her craft playing in power trio Earl Greyhound and twangy side project the Ghost Gamblers. (She also served as the driving force behind the weekly Honky-Tonk Happy Hour series at the Living Room on the Lower East Side.) Performing in the vicinity of her current Durham home with her ace band the Night Drivers, Thomas is working on her successfully crowdfunded debut Tularosa: An American Dreamtime, which explores the Mythic West through a song cycle about a forsaken plot of New Mexico land. It will be a culmination of the first august stage of a storytelling career from the little girl who once eagerly soaked up the voices of Dolly, Emmylou, Loretta Lynn and the 1970s outlaws."

-- Paste Magazine, "14 Artists Proving Black Americana is Real", Kandia Crazy Horse, 2017


Biography

Kamara Thomas is a songwriter, storyteller, and mythology fanatic based in Durham, NC. She is currently in the studio producing her debut solo album TULAROSA: AN AMERICAN DREAMTIME. Kamara has been a resident at Yaddo, and in 2015 performed the "Tularosa" song-cycle as a featured artist for Lincoln Center Education. She made her directorial debut in 2016 with the short film "Oh Gallows", a conceptual preview of the Tularosa album and upcoming theatre work.



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