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Robert 'Top' Thomas
"The Town Crier"

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Florida "Swamp Blues" master Robert ‘Top’ Thomas a native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida has toured and/or recorded as guitarist and vocalist with several renowned Blues artists including; "Noble ‘Thin Man’ Watts", "Lazy Lester", "Victor Wainwright", "The King Snake All-Star Revue", "Alex Taylor", "Bill Wharton", "Blue House", "Mark ‘MuddyHarp’ Hodgson", to name a few; but is best known as a founding member of King Snake recording artist "SmokeHouse".

"SmokeHouse" recorded four groundbreaking CD’s in the 90’s that defined the genre of Florida Swamp Blues. Living Blues Magazine said of their 3rd release Cadillac in the Swamp; "The year 1995 was a great one for blues recording, but this irrepressible set of updated swamp blues earns this reviewer’s vote as the best of the lot."

Robert’s sound is a gumbo of Louisiana swamp and Delta roots, influenced by many of his heroes including; Lightnin’ Slim, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, and Lazy Lester.

 

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots
"Lit Up!"

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Power-house blues, Memphis soul, and roots rock’n’roll. Featuring the high-octane boogie piano and big soul sounds of vocalist and blues man Victor Wainwright, backed by one of the tightest smokin’ bands on the scene; the WildRoots.

Victor, along with producer/bassist/co-writer Stephen Dees have teamed up once again to deliver a blues and American roots ‘tour de force’. In short, they have scored another musical Bull’s Eye! On the heels of their critically acclaimed debut release “Beale Street to the Bayou”; their new CD “Lit Up” is poised to ignite blues fans with a freshness and  flair that’s infectious and impossible to ignore.

“Lit Up” Pure dynamite, set to explode, highly combustible, and ready to roll!

Get Lit Up !

 


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News & Events

05.10.2014
Congratulations to Victor on winning the 2014 BMA Award for Pine 'Top' Perkins "Piano Player of the Year".  

01.15.2014
For the third year straight Victor has been 'nominated' for the prestigious Pinetop Perkins "Piano Player of the Year" award by the Blues Foundation for the Blues Music Awards!

05.09.2013
Congratulations to Victor on winning the 2013 BMA "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year" Award!!!  

04.14.2013
Blues Revue and WildRoots Records have joined together to bring you Robert 'Top' Thomas "The Town Crier" special promotion.

02.19.2013
Robert 'Top' Thomas CD "The Town Crier" officially released!! Check out some of the outstanding
reviews received so far.     

12.07.2012
WildRoots Records Showcase featuring; Robert 'Top' Thomas debut CD release "The Town Crier" at the Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL

09.09.2012
The WildRoots Records team is currently in the process of mixing Robert 'Top' Thomas debut CD "The Town Crier". Stay tuned...!

07.01.2012
Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots nominated for the Blues Blast 'Sean Costello Rising Star' Award, voting starts today. Click here to VOTE NOW! ends August 31st.

12.13.2011
Victor has been nominated for the 2012 BMA Pine Top Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award. Please show your support and vote today.

12.01.2011
"Lit Up!" has reached #2 on the Collectif des Radios Blues (CRB) charts for November 2011. These charts track FM radio stations playing our new record overseas, in locations like France, Belgium, Quebec, etc!

11.17.2011

WildRoots Records to sign Robert "Top" Thomas! WildRoots Records producer Stephen Dees is currently in pre-production with blues man Robert "Top" Thomas. Thomas, former guitar player with King Snake artist "SmokeHouse", brings his unique Florida based swamp blues to WildRoots Records. Stephen and Victor are thrilled to have Robert join the WildRoots family! Look for this release, late 2012!

11.01.2011
"Lit Up!"
charts on Living Blues at #13 for July 2011 and receives stellar review.

10.22 & 10.23.2011
Tune in online to House of Blues Radio Hour & hear Elwood Blues feature a track from Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots. Or listen on your local station, click here for stations in your area.  

08.26.2011
Sirius XM 70 Radio "B.B. King's Bluesville" Pick to Click #1 - whoo hoo!

08.17.2011
Sirius XM 70 Radio "B.B. King's Bluesville" Pick to Click #3

07.01.2011
Lit Up debuts on national blues charts at #25.

05.16.2011
Tickets now available for the News Journal Center CD Release Performance. click here

05.02.2011

The WildRoots prepare for the release of their new CD "LIT UP" on June 7th 2011.

10.30.2010
Featured on HOB Radio with Elwood Blues touted as 'local Memphis treasure"

03.05.2010
#2 International Top 50 Internet Radio Charts, RMR

01.29.2010
CD charts for the 10th week at #7 on the [Roots Music Report]Blues" & at #12 on Tennessee Roots Charts

12.25.2009 & 01.23.2010
"Beale Street to the Bayou" featured on "BB King's Bluesville"

 

 

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