Gene Thomas ~ the original

Texas Songwriter & Singer

Comment by Don Gant then Director Nashville Operation at ABC Records, Inc.

Posted by Darlene on April 7, 2010 at 7:37 PM

Gene Thomas is probably the most extraordinary person I've met in the music business.  Extraordinary in the sense of his talent for songwriting to be able to reach out and touch the emotions of people from all walks of life with his songs.  His melodies are unique and beautiful, but it's in his lyrics that he shows his true genius.  He writes mainly of love, and he weaves his rhyme with the skill of a master builder.  His songs are powerful but never offensive, tender, but without weakness, and he instructs the listener without letting him know it.  Gene is truly a moral man with a loving and tender soul and his love for truth is always apparent in his writing.  His "Lay It Down" is a good example of this, and the proof of his being able to communicate, is borne out by the many different recordings of this song by artists, from all fields of music.


Gene's talents do not stop here, however, he is one of the most extraordinary recording artists  I have ever worked with.  He has a strong beautiful voice and the ability to draw emotion from listeners by his soulful interpretations of, not only his songs, but any song he chooses to perform.


Gene is also an extraordinary musician.  He is a self taught guitarist, and his songs always incorporate his unique style of playing and the licks he uses often become the nucleus of an arrangement when another artist records one of his songs.


And this is Gene Thomas.


Don was not only a successful recording artist himself, with the million-selling "Morning Girl" (Neon Philharmonic), but a true inspiration to everyone who came his way.

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