Episode 39: Rico Thomas – NewSong Guitarist

Rico Thomas is a guitarist who started playing from the age of 7 in LA. Currently based out of Nashville, TN he has been working in the CCM industry for many years, with some of the top recording and touring artists. Rico has enjoyed a 5 year career, recording and touring with pop star Michael Damian, and has many solo projects under his belt. Writing and Producing has also been a part of Rico’s career over the years and he has been a member of Grammy-nominated CCM group NewSong, as a guitarist/Mando/Uke/Banjo/Lap steel player. NewSong has had 20 number 1’s over the years and have founded The Winter Jam Tour and “This is Winter Jam” movie.


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Intersect showcases interviews with musicians who were once/or still are prominent Christian music artist, discussing how their encounter with Christ not only influenced the direction and intent of their music, but also the direction and intent of their individual lives.

Host Aaron “The A-Train” Smith is a Nashville-based drummer and percussionist. At the age of 20, Aaron Smith played drums on The Temptations‘ Grammy-Winning megahit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“. Aaron has recorded, performed and toured with artists including Ray Charles, Romeo Void, The 77s, Rich Mullins and Jimmy Abegg. An autographed pair of Smith’s drumsticks can be found in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, next to a pair of sticks used by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.