Shardé Thomas was born in north Mississippi in 1990 and is the granddaughter of the North Mississippi Fife and Drum Master the late Otha Turner. Shardé was her grandfather’s heir of the mastery of the fife and drum at very young age. Shardé is the lead vocalist and play the fife in the “Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band.” The Rising Stars Fife & Drum performs a mixture of folk music, blues, gospel, and pop.
Shardé released her debut album in 2010 titled “What Do I Do” and released her sophomore album in 2013 titled “Shawty Blues”. The Rising Stars has worked with greats like Eric Clapton, Cyndi Lauper, Bobby Rush, the North Mississippi AllStars, Mavis Staples, the Wandering, and many others to name a few.