Singer and songwriter Vaneese Thomas launched her new album Blues For My Father last night at The Cutting Room in the Flatiron District, New York City.
Guests were treated to a performance by the talented Vaneese, who sang authentic, soulful blues songs – paying homage to her late father, Rufus Thomas, a legendary musician whose career in rhythm-and-blues spanned more than half a century. She sang songs from the album including 10 x The Man You Are, When My Baby Gets Home, and Corner of Heartache and Pain.
Blues for My Father is the first of Vaneese’s five albums to feature blues, showing further depth from this versatile singer.
Notable guests, such as actress, Sean Young, and musicians, Will Lee and Shawn Pelton, dined at the venue’s candlelit tables while listening to Vaneese’s performance, which was supported by a first rate band and backup singers including her friend Berneta Miles and vionlinist Katie Jacoby.
The album is published by Segue Records and available on iTunes and features collaborations with Carla Thomas, Buddy Williams, Marvell Thomas, Lisa Discher, Kirk Whalum, Will Lee, Shawn Pelton, Paul Shaffer, Fonzi Thornton and Alan Gorrie.