Paisha Thomas

Saturday, September 28, 2024 at 7:00 PM

Paisha Thomas is an American  singer/songwriter who commands attention from the moment she takes the  stage. Equally at home singing Soul, Gospel, R&B, she creates music about love, self-discovery, and the condition of the world. 

Paisha released her first album in  2016, which drew immediate praise from critics and fans alike, and she  frequently collaborates with Counterfeit Madison, Scott Woods (Holler  & Streetlight Guild), and many others on a variety of engaging  projects, including the ongoing “Say it Loud Columbus”, featuring  compelling original protest music.

A descendant of the Randolph Freed People – a group of 383 freed slaves who traveled by foot from Roanoke, Virginia to their promised land in Ohio in 1846 only to be met by violent white mobs. Their land was seized and sold from under them – they scattered throughout Ohio. Paisha’s music preserves not only her family history but sings to the current social and racial injustices in our country.

Paisha’s performances seek to inform and inspire. To ask the question – When will we overcome? And present a call to action to the audience, bringing them into the movement.

In response to ongoing police violence in 2020, Paisha organized a collective of musicians to perform at protests around central Ohio – Say it Loud Columbus. The performers not only appeared on street corners, at vigils and in front of the Statehouse, they also recorded and released an album of original songs – Music for the Movement Vol.1.

Paisha uses music to educate, heal and unite. Her songs capture both the struggle and pride of being Black in America.

Paisha Thomas and the Soul Strings Band guide the audience on a music history journey of Black people’s contributions to Americana music.

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Tickets: $30

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