JT’s music is quite literally a “melting pot” – of the places he’s been and the things he’s seen, heard, and felt.
Jefferson started out in his father’s footsteps as a guitarist, playing professionally in his teens doing country, blues, and rock, yet always keeping his mind and his ear open to any music he hadn’t yet encountered.
He discovered R&B as a vocalist in a horn band in college, and a thousand gigs later had refined the “blue-eyed soul” vocal style that sits atop his rich amalgam of dirty retro fingerstyle-guitar, alt-pop, indie rock, and post-modern beats.
While in college he also interned in the music school’s recording studio and practically lived there while recording his first CD. “I was nineteen when I put out my first CD”, says Thomas.
Jefferson’s live video of his song “Jacksonville” from an NPR broadcast went viral and introduced him to audiences worldwide. As a result, he embarked on his first European tour, and has subsequently toured overseas every year since, constantly breaking new ground and growing his fan base.
Today Jefferson lives in New York City, where the culturally variegated environment further informs and affects his music. That music has always been more about what’s going on around him than the lyrics he might be working on, or which guitar he might decide to pick up. It will never lose its rootsy, American origins, but with the constant onslaught of so many different sounds, sights, smells, and languages, Jefferson’s music is constantly evolving and reinventing itself.