Artist: Heather Thomas
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Latest Album: People in Places
Personal Nicknames: On the road, my friends call me Lone Wolf. In the studio, I go by One Take Shake because of how much I love playing shakers and tambourine. There’s also Two Hand Thomas or Heather Two-Hands. HT or H-Bomb are pretty common, too.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Best … I am having a hard time coming up with a “best.” I feel like I’ve seen tons of great shows, but nothing pops out as better than all the rest. I remember seeing Allen Stone early on and thinking he and his band put on a killer show. I loved seeing Snarky Puppy. I saw Lettuce at the Neptune and I adore Lake Street Dive. Some of my favorite local shows have been McTuff, the Black Tones, Whitney Mongé, Lowlands, Funky 2 Death, Deep Sea Diver, Duke Evers … Those are just some that stick out to me.
How many unread emails or texts currently fill your inbox?
Right now my email says 10,281 with an exclamation mark next to it.
How many pillows do you sleep with?
Two pillows side-by-side, I sleep on one of them at a time. One’s a little fluffier, the other a little flatter — depends on what feels comfortable at the time.
How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Four pairs of sneakers, 12 pairs of boots, three pairs of heels, five pairs of sandals, three pairs of slippers. I also have running shoes, rock climbing shoes, tap dancing shoes, and wrestling shoes.
Which mountains are your favorite — Smoky, Blue Ridge, Rocky, Appalachian, or Catskill?
I’m not sure which of these I’ve been to, really. I think probably I’ve driven through the Rockies on tour, so let’s go with those!
What’s your favorite vegetable?
I like carrots a lot. And broccoli.
Fate or free will?
Sweet or sour?
Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset on the Puget Sound.