Blue Heart Records Signs Vaneese Thomas
Memphis native continues her family’s Soul and R&B legacy with plans for 2022 album
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 5, 2021 – PRLog — Blue Heart Records is pleased to announce the signing of singer, songwriter, and producer Vaneese Thomas. Daughter of the legendary Rufus Thomas and younger sibling of “Memphis Queen” Carla Thomas and the late Marvell Thomas, Vaneese both embraces her family’s remarkable legacy and advances it in her own unique way. Her vocal career has taken her all over the world.
Now, thirty-five years after her first major recording, Vaneese (Geffen Records, 1987), Thomas is planning her eighth career album; a dynamic new release which showcases the musical diversity of her roots combined with decades of musical influence and experience. A seven-time Blues Music Award nominee, in addition to her own creative output, Thomas has produced, created vocal arrangements, and written songs for artists including Patti Austin, Freddie Jackson, Bob James, Larry Coryell and Melba Moore. Diana Ross had a top-ten hit in the UK with “One Shining Moment,” written by Thomas. She lives in Westchester County, New York with husband and producing partner Wayne Warnecke.
The new album will be the fourth to be worked by Memphis-based publicity and promotional powerhouse Blind Raccoon. “It is always a thrill to work with Vaneese,” says Betsie Brown, owner. “To be able to promote artists with such distinguished lineage and talent is an honor.”
“I am thrilled to be signing with Blue Heart Records for my next album, and look forward to sharing the new music,” Vaneese Thomas says.
“Ms. T’s work is a pride-worthy addition to the legacy of the R&B royalty that is her family.” – Roots Music Report
“Vaneese Thomas has deep roots in the blues, R&B and gospel and a creative spirit to meld those forms into something new and vibrant.” – Living Blues
For additional information, visit vaneesethomas.com and follow her on Facebook and Instagram (@vaneesethomasmusic).
By: Blue Heart Records