Dryden Thomas is an Omaha-based singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist making baroque folk-pop about love, nature, and queerness.
As the child of two music teachers, he started learning classical violin and viola as a toddler, anticipating becoming a professional violist. However, his teenage years exposed him to influences in alternative music, folk singer-songwriters, and music theatre. He started recording his own songs at age 15, with Garageband on a family computer. Throughout studying music theatre in college, he maintained this practice in relative secret.
Just before graduation, he had an epiphany: what you do outside the expectations of others is your true calling. So he changed course, and seriously pursued composition and songwriting.
In 2019, he released his debut album, Waterbearer, which tells the story of a romance complicated by a simultaneous coming-out. His upcoming EP, Five Loves, approaches the subject from new angles, sharing anecdotes of friendship, marriage, and love for humanity.
He now produces with artists all over the world, including Yeva, Heirloome, and Eidolin Wraith, lending a handmade, orchestral touch to indie pop and folk.