Born in Brandon, Florida and raised in the small town of Blacksburg, South Carolina, Thomas blends the organic textures of his indie folk roots with ethereal nuances. He is just as at home as a minimalist as he is in soaring choruses and driven guitars. In songs like his single "Rivers", LaVine showcases his ability to poetically call on his desire to keep time from moving forward and to prevent the inevitable and sometimes painful changes that occur through most of our lives. He balances delicate guitars and hushed vocals with a powerful crescendo that becomes more pronounced as the song ends. Comeherefloyd says about the single, "A grand landscape of decadence, salted by the depth of living, Thomas’ relieves our personal sufferings, with soothing and supporting breaths in song." The Indie Music Center writes "With a lot of melancholy, Thomas gives us an almost naked performance. He delivers himself in the lyrics, and offers us a beautiful musical moment. Always in an indie-folk universe, he pleases our ears, thanks to an innate sense of melody and a warm voice."
LaVine is a songwriter who loves using captivating metaphors to convey honest emotional ideas. The UK’s prominent music blog When The Horn Blows reviewed LaVine’s sound and writes “Heartfelt and honest storytelling is at the forefront of LaVine’s folk rooted sound.”
Ear To The Ground Music says “The sincerity of Thomas Lavine’s performance is delightfully evident from first listen.”
Known for being abstract, LaVine likes to treat songwriting like a canvas on which to paint with many colors. He has gained attention from many notable music outlets such as Mahogany, Indiemono, and Indie Folk Central to name a few.