Check out the Austin Chronicle writeup
from our October 2019 show:
The C Thornton Band
CW: Steve Exo, Thurman Thomas, Mott Jones, Craig Bryant, Rachel Norrod
About the band
An Americana band founded in 2017 in
Austin, TX, The C Thornton Band plays originals and expressive covers featuring two-, three-,
and four-part harmonies.
The C Thornton Band is:
Craig Bryant (songwriter, lead/backup vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards): Co-founder of The C Thornton Band, Craig began playing guitar again — after a 30-year hiatus — and wrote his first song in 2010. Since then, he’s written over 50 more visiting the universal themes of love, life’s struggles, social issues, and beer bars.
Rachel Norrod (backup/lead vocals, ganzá, tambourine, songwriter): Rachel began singing in her early 20s, performing standards with pianists and an Austin big band. But life called, and she explored other avenues including having a family. Many moons later, The C Thornton Band came a-knockin’, and she jumped back into the singing game!
Mott Jones (lead electric/acoustic guitar, bass, backup vocals): After an early career in the Memphis music scene playing lead guitar in multiple bands, Mott co-founded The C Thornton Band. He brings a wealth of musical history knowledge, experience, and impishness to our songs.
Steve Exo (bass, mandolin, harmonica, backup vocals): Having studied musical theory, played multiple instruments, and sung in choirs/ensembles for years, Steve provides extensive technical and arrangement expertise. And he’s really tall.
Thurman Thomas (drums, percussion): Thurman came to the band a couple of years late, but none too soon! He brings years of experience banging on drums and will keep CTB drivin’ the beat!