Ian Thomas and his Band of Drifters are based out of Knoxville, TN. After traveling for years as a street performer, Ian Thomas began performing indoors in New York City, where he recorded his debut album "A Young Man's Blues" and his follow-up "Live at Rockwood Music Hall.” Since then, he has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Cyril Neville, Corey Harris, Sam Bush, Shovels & Rope, The Wood Brothers, The Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Reverend Goat and Dr. John and has performed at festivals, including Bonnaroo, Pickathon, Red Ants Pants and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
Performing both solo and with a band, Thomas draws on a variety of American roots influences, delivering a captivating raw live performance and distinctive sound from his original compositions on guitar, harmonica and kazoo. His latest release is the full-band album "Live at the Preservation Pub," recorded in Knoxville. For the last several years, he has also been touring and recording with The Bus Driver Tour throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Lately, he splits his time between Tennessee and Montana.