Guthrie Thomas - LIVE ON STAGE - New Shot Records
Guthrie Thomas was an American singer-songwriter based in L.A. that released two albums on Capitol in the mid seventies, when every Major was hunting for the new Dylan. He is the epitome of the "beautiful losers" roster that many rave about. Powerful voice, majestic fingerpicking and desperate love songs are his distinctive skills. A tortured soul of immense talent.
Prior to the Capitol venture, Guthrie had two indie LP's out and then returned independent in the late seventies with a string of albums for his own Carmen and Eagle Records. A collection was also issued in Germany on the Pastels label. In 1983. Italian admirers Renato Bottani and Marco Melzi financed the album "Like No Other", graced by the participation of some very well known musicians such as Jim Keltner, Bob Glaub and Doug Dillard a.o..
Subsequently Guthrie signed with Taxim, another German label. In the years before his untimely death - in July 2016 - he released his music on CDr at home in Las Vegas and mostly relied on digital platform distribution. Having sensed his life won't last long, he became hyper-prolific, flooding the market with 10 albums, some of which might have benefited from a more focused Production effort.
Notwithstanding and too sum it up, he was a "poet-folksinger" ... a lyrical writer of deep reflective songs filled with penetrative verses that bring emotions to the surface. The melodies are captivating, evocative and striking; one can't help but being totally immersed in the story being told by such beautiful and resonating baritone voice.
This 1993 live recording presents Guthrie Thomas when touring Italy and it is taken from a dedicated soundboard feed for maximum fidelity. He is in top form and delivers a magic performance from start to finish. It is expected that "LIVE ON STAGE" will satisfy the most discerning buyer.
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