Thomas Jackson, a local artist and musician from Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been touring the Coast for years and has his heart set on making music for years to come. His latest release, Bridgeburner, is a heartfelt, soulful recording about coming home and living life under the southern sky. Thomas Jackson is also a writer and an artist. You can currently see his art at the Mockingbird Cafe in Bay St Louis where we were enjoying some Icy Pints the other night. He does a wide range of oil pastel paintings from superheroes to coastal fish. Growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi, Thomas enjoyed comic books as many of us did. He has rekindled that love for the arts and superheroes through his drawings and paintings.
Thomas moved to Hattiesburg in the 90’s for school to study graphic design. He soon fell in love with songwriting and playing shows. Since then, he’s been doing music full time, teaching in Hattiesburg and painting on his off days. He was set to release his debut comic book in 2014.
Thomas is really passionate about his music and the Arts renaissance that the Coast is experiencing right now. We spoke for quite some time about the beautiful history of Mississippi music makers and the arts of our local community.
You can catch Thomas playing at many of the local bars and clubs throughout Hattiesburg almost every weekend!
Check out The Porch Sessions
Email: TJack26@yahoo.com for Art and Music Requests.
Come Party with Thomas Jackson and friends this summer!