Dryden Meints


Singer/songwriter Dryden Thomas's music gathers eclectic influences and glues them together into a strings-drenched collage of folk-rock-inflected alternative pop. A multi-instrumentalist, he started violin before age 3, switching to viola and stretching to piano by high school. There, he began singing, as well as writing and self-producing his own songs (largely privately), which he continued throughout pursuing his music degree in music theatre. As an Omaha resident for most of this century, Dryden was immersed in the city's offbeat scene, led by the emotive poetry of Bright Eyes and the complex musicianship of Cursive.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

For me, music is always about catharsis in some form. Giving shape to a feeling in the form of sound.

What is your music dream?

Just to make stuff, and for people to listen and be affected.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I was all about Larger Than Life by the Backstreet Boys when that came out.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Radiohead, Björk, and Amanda Palmer have all been with me so long they feel like family. There's a long list right under them, but if I include one I have to include 25, and nobody's got time for that.

What inspires you to make music?

Hearing great music, every time.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


What do you think of Drooble?

Loving it so far!!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

UUVVWWZ, Warren Suicide, Extra Life, The Tiny, Buke & Gase. Check them out. You won't regret it (if you like weird stuff).