Abbie Thomas was born in Bakersfield, CA, but she has since moved over twenty times. A self-avowed nomad, she has adopted Goshen, Indiana as home. Abbie grew up singing in her guitar-playing father’s churches with her mother, who once was a trio member with Crystal Gayle. Early musical influences such as The Beatles and Karen Carpenter came from her parents, while far more eclectic influences like Lauren Hill, James Morrison, and even film scores came later.
In 2014, she was discovered at a Nashville photography convention while playing “Sweet Pea,” an Amos Lee hit, in a circle of local photographers who were passing around a guitar. After encouragement from industry bookers she played her first open mic in 2018 and immediately silenced the room with her original song, “Try”.
Using music as personal therapy, her songwriting became a mission after a series of personal battles gave her lyrics and career intentions a deeper meaning - letting others know they’re not alone.
A champion for up-and-coming musicians, venue host Hannah Hoefer raves, "Abbie is a talented musician who is entertaining and connects with you at an authentic and emotional level. A Hoefer House favorite!”
Her biggest highlight so far was to be chosen as an Acorn Theater Singer-Songwriter Contest finalist in the summer of 2019. Her original piano ballad “Fireflies” earned the praises of Grammy winner Jim Peterik (“Eye of the Tiger”).
This alto, singer-songwriter artist mixes catchy melodies with hard-hitting, truthful lyrics. She is currently in the studio wrapping up her debut album, "Who I Am", slated to release on June 11, 2021, followed by a mini tour throughout the midwest. Shows will be a mix of a full band, a trio for listening rooms, and solo house shows.