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Band/Artist Name: Randy Thompson Band
Recommended if you like: Sturgill Simpson
Band Members: Colin Thompson, Kurt Kratch, Andy Hamburger, Dwayne Nitz, Rickie Simpkins
What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Clifton, Va
At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: -Started playing in the DC area as a teenager in the late 70s. A veteran of the old school honky tonks of that era. Hillbilly Heaven(Woodbridge), Champs(Davidsonville Md), Pickett Inn(Fairfax), etc..... Opened many shows around age 15 or 16 at The Old Fairfax Theater for the WRFL Jamboree around 1976. Sharing stage with, Ernest Tubb, George Jones, Billy Crash Craddock, Dotty West,
- Host of the Clifton Barn Jam annually in Town of Clifton in May. Also run Clifton Day Stage every Oct since 1991.
- Have played locally, Tally Ho, Birchmere, The Fiillmore, Gypsy Sallies, The Hamilton, Jammin Java, Hill Country Live, Smokehouse Live, etc.....
Anything else we should know, or you want to share: Short Bio:
Now 6 albums into an eclectic and powerful career that has included 5 top 40 Americana releases, singer/songwriter Randy Thompson continues to make his home in small town Clifton, Virginia. His music lovingly embraces the past even as it pulls it kicking, picking, singing, rocking – its way into the 21st Century.
Since 2008, he has had 10 extensive tours in Europe, performing as well as headlining festivals in Switzerland,Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Norway and the UK. He has had a total of 12 singles reach the top 10 on the European Hotdisc chart and 3 Top 20 appearances on the 'Euro Americana' album chart
His 2012 release 'Collected' was on many 'Top 10 album of the year' lists including 'Outlaw Magazine' and 'Country Music People'. Renowned Texas music critic Dave Pilot named 'Collected' as one of his 'Top 10 All Time Albums'.
Randy Thompson Band will be on the road in 2017 both in US and in Europe with a brand new release, 'War,Peace,Love,Fear'. Forged on the road and carved from hard-lived experience. This collection of self penned musical gems finds the artist in confident, reflective, peak career form...Call it 'Country', call it 'Roots Music', call it 'Americana'; in the end it's the sound of Randy Thompson, raw and real. It's the sound of an artist who knows where he comes from and where he stands. It's the sound of the Virginia hills, of war and peace and love and fear. It is the simple sound of the truth.
Official Website URL: http://www.randythompson.net/?section=home
Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/album/7zxeGtg4lsjd5m0xVLNezL
Main Genre: Country