Hope Thomas, singer, songwriter, guitarist, ukulelist, and bassist for Jo Pie Whyld, grew up in small town in Southwest Michigan. In her childhood her family encouraged her self-expression and imagination which they still support today. It is because of this that Hope is able to be honest with herself and others through her music. The musical project Jo Pie Whyld was, in fact, named after the combination of childhood nick names and experiences.
The music of Jo Pie Whyld is also home produced by Thomas. Thomas has been writing poetry since around the age of 15, and began writing lyrics and accompanying guitar since October 2009.
Jo Pie Whyld’s music is greatly influenced by Thomas’ childhood and everyday life. However, her main muse is her dog, Noah, for which she has entitled her first album after, “Songs for Noah.” Her songs are mostly dark folk or freak folk, which are based on anything from roadkill to faeries.
Thomas is now learning piano and hopes to further her education in music by taking more piano, guitar, music theory, and vocal classes Her ultimate goal is to study the harp and continue to explore her emotional world through her music.