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Swamp Blues 2013, 2014, 2016 BMA Award WINNER
Band of the Year & Entertainer of the Year

Robert 'Top' Thomas
"The Town Crier"

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Florida "Swamp Blues" master Robert ‘Top’ Thomas a native of New Smyrna Beach, Florida has toured and/or recorded as guitarist and vocalist with several renowned Blues artists including; "Noble ‘Thin Man’ Watts", "Lazy Lester", "Victor Wainwright", "The King Snake All-Star Revue", "Alex Taylor", "Bill Wharton", "Blue House", "Mark ‘MuddyHarp’ Hodgson", to name a few; but is best known as a founding member of King Snake recording artist "SmokeHouse".

"SmokeHouse" recorded four groundbreaking CD’s in the 90’s that defined the genre of Florida Swamp Blues. Living Blues Magazine said of their 3rd release Cadillac in the Swamp; "The year 1995 was a great one for blues recording, but this irrepressible set of updated swamp blues earns this reviewer’s vote as the best of the lot."

Robert’s sound is a gumbo of Louisiana swamp and Delta roots, influenced by many of his heroes including; Lightnin’ Slim, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, and Lazy Lester.


Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots

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Blues, Roots Rock and Soul, featuring the high-octane boogie piano and soulful vocals of Victor Wainwright and backed by one of the most gifted bands on the scene: the WildRoots. With the release of BOOM TOWN, their latest record, they’re poised to ignite blues/roots fans with a sound that’s infectious and impossible to ignore.

As Victor and producer/writer Stephen Dees celebrate 10 outstanding years of musical partnership that began with Wainwright’s 2005 solo debut PIANA’ FROM SAVANNAH, they’re teaming up once again to deliver a blues and American roots tour de force. After the 2011 release of the critically acclaimed record LIT UP!; The WildRoots are back and they’re toting another musical triumph in BOOM TOWN.

"After putting a tremendous amount of time, effort and passion into this project, we’re extremely proud of the final recording. I’m excited that we are teaming up with the renowned Roots and Blues label Blind Pig Records to deliver what we feel is our best album yet!" Victor Wainwright





News & Events

Fall 2020
NEW RELEASE featuring the WildRoots band with Victor Wainwright, Stephen Dees, and Patricia Ann Dees along with guest performances by Robert "Top" Thomas, Nick Black, Beth McKee, Charlie DeChant, Greg Gumpel, John Oates and many more!

Nominations for "BOOM TOWN"  Contemporary Album of the Year and Blues Band of the Year with Blues Blast Magazine. Please vote today! Ends August 15th. 

May 2016
2016 Blue Music Awards WINNER: Entertainer of the Year & Band of the Year. What an honor! Thank you.

VW & the WildRoots "BOOM TOWN" CD Release Concert at the News Journal Center, Daytona Beach FL click for tix

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots set to release next album May 2015.

Congratulations to Victor on winning the 2014 BMA Award for Pine 'Top' Perkins "Piano Player of the Year".  

For the third year straight Victor has been 'nominated' for the prestigious Pinetop Perkins "Piano Player of the Year" award by the Blues Foundation for the Blues Music Awards!

Congratulations to Victor on winning the 2013 BMA "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year" Award!!!  

Blues Revue
and WildRoots Records have joined together to bring you Robert 'Top' Thomas "The Town Crier" special promotion.

Robert 'Top' Thomas
CD "The Town Crier" officially released!! Check out some of the outstanding reviews received so far.     

WildRoots Records Showcase featuring; Robert 'Top' Thomas debut CD release "The Town Crier" at the Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL

The WildRoots Records team is currently in the process of mixing Robert 'Top' Thomas debut CD "The Town Crier". Stay tuned...!

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots nominated for the Blues Blast 'Sean Costello Rising Star' Award, voting starts today. Click here to VOTE NOW! ends August 31st.

Victor has been nominated for the 2012 BMA Pine Top Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award. Please show your support and vote today.

"Lit Up!" has reached #2 on the Collectif des Radios Blues (CRB) charts for November 2011. These charts track FM radio stations playing our new record overseas, in locations like France, Belgium, Quebec, etc!

WildRoots Records to sign Robert "Top" Thomas! WildRoots Records producer Stephen Dees is currently in pre-production with blues man Robert "Top" Thomas. Thomas, former guitar player with King Snake artist "SmokeHouse", brings his unique Florida based swamp blues to WildRoots Records. Stephen and Victor are thrilled to have Robert join the WildRoots family! Look for this release, late 2012!

"Lit Up!" charts on Living Blues at #13 for July 2011 and receives stellar review.

10.22 & 10.23.2011
Tune in online to House of Blues Radio Hour & hear Elwood Blues feature a track from Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots. Or listen on your local station, click here for stations in your area.  

Sirius XM 70 Radio "B.B. King's Bluesville" Pick to Click #1 - whoo hoo!

Sirius XM 70 Radio "B.B. King's Bluesville" Pick to Click #3

Lit Up debuts on national blues charts at #25.

Tickets now available for the News Journal Center CD Release Performance. click here


The WildRoots prepare for the release of their new CD "LIT UP" on June 7th 2011.

Featured on HOB Radio with Elwood Blues touted as 'local Memphis treasure"

#2 International Top 50 Internet Radio Charts, RMR

CD charts for the 10th week at #7 on the [Roots Music Report]Blues" & at #12 on Tennessee Roots Charts

12.25.2009 & 01.23.2010
"Beale Street to the Bayou" featured on "BB King's Bluesville"



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