The Music... The free melody, like a grain of sand, instrument of the wind, carried with the eagle, sculpting the face of silent stone, twisting through limbs of ancient pines, caught in rolling thunder, delivered to the earth with hail and lightning, flowing in pure waters, rising with the scent of sweet juniper smoke, glowing in the starshine before dawn while the moon sets to the voice of the night. The Artist... Thomas Goodlunas is a multi-talented musician, composer, artist and songwriter. He was born on the east coast of Lithuanian descent and grew up in Colorado. After spending time in Northern California he moved to Western Nevada where he now lives near beautiful Lake Tahoe. Thomas' first creative love was for the visual arts which he pursued at an early age. He was introduced to playing music as a teenager and after several years of learning the guitar he began to play professionally throughout Colorado. He discovered the violin at age seventeen and went on to major in music at the University of Northern Colorado. There he studied violin, theory, ethnomusicology and concert harp. Outside of formal training, Thomas discovered rich veins of musical diversity in the regional talent that was overflowing with indigenous folk, jazz, bluegrass and progressive rock. In California Thomas dove into the creative pool of musicians and artists that were forming at Exit Records. There he released his first album with the band Panacea that was distributed by Word Records for which he toured extensively. In the late 1980's Thomas started the independent music label, Range Of Light. He has shared the stage with a wide array of musicians including Maria Muldaur, The Byrds, Alex De Grassi, Hilary Stagg, Jimmy Abegg, Barry McQuire, Richie Furay and others. Thomas pursues music with a passion and has traveled the nation performing at a variety of festivals, and community venues. One of his goals as an artist and musician is to share his talent with others and to encourage them to define and express their unique talents as well.
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