Thom Loubet : guitar

Thom Loubet

Thom Lou­bet

Thom Lou­bet start­ed play­ing at the age of six on a gui­tar made by his father Jeff. He took pri­vate lessons in Albu­querque, New Mex­i­co with the ven­er­a­ble Lewis Winn at twelve and still meets with him when­ev­er he’s in town. He spent his youth play­ing the blues in the clubs of Albu­querque, often in his father’s band.

Lou­bet left Albu­querque for Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty where he majored in music and stud­ied jazz with Antho­ny Brax­ton, Jay Hog­gard, and Tony Lom­bar­dozzi. In 1995 he made his first com­mer­cial record­ing as part of the Braxton’s ensem­ble on Com­po­si­tion 102. He grad­u­at­ed in 1996 with High Hon­ors in Music and the Leavell Prize for out­stand­ing work as a Music Major.

In 1997 he moved to New York and became involved in the under­ground soul scene with some of the city’s great­est divas includ­ing Tamar-Kali, Dan­ni Gee and Sug­aBush, Miri­am Sul­li­van, Omo Misha, Imani Uzuri, M’B Sin­gley, Mon­et, Lisala Beat­ty, and Soyi­ni Assa­ta, just to name a few.

In 2002,  he formed The Cit­i­zens , an Avant-Rock band, with Mark Lesser­aux. (Burnt Sugar’s Jason DiMat­teo is also a mem­ber)

In 2006, he began tour­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly with Sony/Epic record­ing artist Alice Smith, and has done so exten­sive­ly ever since.