Bethany Thomas is a Chicago performer known for her expressive, genre-fluid vocal prowess. An award-winning actress, Bethany's credits include Chicago Shakespeare, Second City, Milwaukee Rep, Court Theater, Writers Theater, and an appearance in the second season of Empire (FOX).
As a singer/songwriter, Bethany has performed with The Mekons, Robbie Fulks, Barrellhouse Chuck, Syl Johnson, JC Brooks and Tawny Newsome, and recorded an album in Muscle Shoals with famed producer Norbert Putnam and her frequent collaborator Jon Langford (Four Lost Souls on Bloodshot Records). She is a recent recipient of the Chicago 3Arts Award in music.
Bethany’s “First” EP is a collection of tunes written and arranged with multi-instrumentalist and producer John Szymanski. Though the musical style ranges from alt-country to soul to rock and back again, Bethany’s colorful, fiercely deployed vocals create a unified sound with an undeniably palpable emotional edge.
Her hotly anticipated debut album BT/SHE/HER, is more personal, focused and defiant- set to hard driving, experimental arrangements co-produced with Packy Lundholm. Lead singles "I'm Not Sorry And I'm Not Scared", "DE-ESCALATOR" and "I'll Keep Walkin'" are available now on all platforms.