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Heather Thomas got her start in the Seattle scene as the kind of drummer who can learn an entire set in one day, play the show like she’s been in the band for years, and sit in with the next band ripping a killer funk tune with pocket or tastefully giving a singer-songwriter a settled-in groove. After touring the country with two-time Grammy-nominated Mary Lambert (of Macklemore Same Love fame) opening for artists like Gavin DeGraw, Train, Pharrell, Ariana Grande and performing live on Good Morning America, LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and VH1 You Oughta Know, she took to songwriting with a passion and intensity that soon churned out heartfelt folk tunes and complex rock numbers with the ability to stick in your head for days. She is prolific as a studio musician and session drummer, playing on dozens of albums and in close to one hundred bands over her 7-year stay in Seattle. She’s earned quite a reputation for herself within the city, but now she’s looking to take that spirit of make-art-no-matter-what across the country in an ambitions move for 2020, spending each month in a new city to explore and invest in other music scenes. In each city, Heather intends to meet as many on-the-scene musicians as possible at jam sessions, open mics, and shows where she can play any style or showcase her songwriting with the intention of putting together a new band in each city, arranging co-writing sessions, booking full band shows, solo shows, studio sessions, and generally making as much collaborative art as she can in each place. Heather is also a skilled and experienced teacher, and will be accepting new students in each city, as well as looking for opportunities to teach drum clinics. Booking and press inquiries may be sent to Here’s the schedule: 

January: Los Angeles

February: San Francisco Bay Area

March: Austin

April: New Orleans

May: Atlanta

June: Memphis

July: Nashville

August: Chicago

September: New York City

October: Philadelphia

November: Tour TBD

December: Seattle