Best of Blues Awards deemed him 'one of the most important blues figures of this decade' and most would agree that his dynamic two time Grammy Award nominee and four time San Diego Music Award winner is in a class by himself. A tireless "Blues Ambassador" he made his European debut in Switzerland at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival and has been a regular headliner there since 1992. He's released fifteen cds to date and is a successful songwriter. Icons Etta James, Solomon Burke, Screamin Jay Hawkins, and Sir Tom Jones are just a few of the artists who have covered an Earl Thomas song. His music is featured on mainstream radio, television, and feature films. He signed his first recording contract in the early 90's with Bizarre Straight Records when he was discovered by legendary Hollywood music impresario Herb Cohen. His professional career began with the release of Blue... Not Blues, an album praised by Rolling Stones Magazine as "a pivotal blues recording..." With so much acclaim and recognition, Earl Thomas is a genuine blues star with his name squarely in blues history but, to hear him tell it, "I'm just a 21st century bluesman who knows where he comes from and that I carry the story of the ancestors in my veins..."