And This One's Introduced By... Les Thomas introducing a selection of tracks from his albums and singles

Wednesday, 15 February 2023 - 11:00pm to Thursday, 16 February 2023 - 1:30am
And This One's Introduced By... on 3CR

Les Thomas is a country-folk and Americana singer-songwriter and storyteller from naarm/melbourne who draws inspiration from the likes of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Steve Earle as well as local legends like Archie Roach, Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly. Coming from a diverse family background, and with decades of grassroots activism as a unionist and social justice advocate, Les has strong connections to 3CR and a number of its shows. 

His music has always been in solidarity with the oppressed, refugees, migrants, dispossessed, socially excluded and marginalised peoples and a good proportion of his live performances have been at rallies, picket lines and on the back of trucks at protests. Les also has a foot planted in the broader world of music and roots music in particular, especially alt country, folk and what gets called americana. For les, this kind of music provides an excellent vehicle for sharing stories. 

Over the years, Les has also shared a lot of music writing and interviewing, helping to promote local artists via the unpaved website and songwriter sessions at the old bar and pome Richmond which got to feature people like Liz Stringer, Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett, Van Walker and many others. He's interviewed a wide variety of local and international artists including Steve Earle, Jason Isbell, David Bromberg, Eric Bibb and Valerie June. In todays episode hell be sharing mostly previously released work, but he'll also give a sneak peak of a new song from his forthcoming album All My Friends Are Superstars which is due for release later in 2023. 

Be sure to follow Les's forthcoming releases and shows online at and all the important social media platforms. 
His music is available for purchase on bandcamp. Les Thomas joins Dr Gonzo to present a selection of his songs on 3CR's 
And This One's Introduced By...