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Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer DD Bastos brings her sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump- blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Mike Coffey, keyboardist Jeff Ceasrine, baritone and tenor saxophonist Craig Thomas, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’ into 2024.

Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer DD Bastos brings her sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump- blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Mike Coffey, keyboardist Jeff Ceasrine, baritone and tenor saxophonist Craig Thomas, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’ into 2024.

Roomful Of Blues at Payomet Performing Arts

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Payomet Performing Arts, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro MA

Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer DD Bastos brings her sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump- blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Mike Coffey, keyboardist Jeff Ceasrine, baritone and tenor saxophonist Craig Thomas, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’ into 2024.

At a recent show at the Strange Brew Tavern in Manchester NH

Here's some videos of various stages of Craig Thomas's career in music.....starting with a saxophone solo with Jim Messina and Rusty Young a few years back....

 

Here's the trailer from the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie "Death Warrant"

 

Performing with the band Pockets, featuring Tata Vega with Bill Champlin on the Otis Redding classic "Try A Little Tenderness."

 

Vocals on the song "One Touch" written by Preston Glass, Al Jarreau, and saxophonist Warren Hill from his debut album

 

Although a saxophonist himself, Craig's vocals are in demand for other saxophonists' recordings, this time with the late E Street Band's Clarence Clemons, for two songs on his "Hero" album. First up is "Cross The Line" written by Meade Brown, Lloyd Landesman, and "Christina" written by Narada Michael Walden and Jeffry Cohen

 

 

From the movie "Maid To Order" starring Aly Sheedy, Merry Clayton, and many other well known actors, Craig sings "I'm On My Own" written by Ralph Jones. The song starts at 3:55 in the video......

 

Since Craig is both an accomplished saxophonist AND vocalist, here's a session where he plays and sings on the same track.....with Jermaine Jackson, on the song "Next To You."