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Thompsonia: Suzy Thompson Live Stream
- Sunday, March 21, 2021
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Mountain Spirit Acoustic Series – Live Streaming event – Donations requested for the artist. This event will be streamed live on Zoom. Registration link
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Prairie Home Companion star Joe Newberry says: “Thompsonia makes the listener feel like the guest of honor at a party!”
“Thompsonia” combines Eric & Suzy Thompson’s deep devotion to old-time, acoustic blues, Cajun and bluegrass with daughter Allegra’s fresh perspective, creating feel-good music that richochets between the rowdy and the sentimental, with an abundance of groove and a bit of a quirky edge. The band features the genetically-matched vocals of Suzy and Allegra (Geoff Muldaur has dubbed this “The Everly Sisters sound”) along with stellar lead playing from Eric on mandolin and guitar, Suzy’s red-hot fiddling and Allegra’s rock-steady upright bass.
In addition to the Cajun, blues and old-time music for which Eric and Suzy have long been acclaimed, the trio also performs witty originals alongside obscurities in styles ranging from rockabilly to hokum to Americana. Standouts from their debut eponymous debut “Thompsonia” CD include Suzy’s acoustic rock anthem “Very Bad Mood” (guaranteed to have just the opposite effect on the listener), Allegra’s bawdy 1920’s “He May Be Your Dog But He’s Wearing My Collar,” Eric’s proto-zydeco “French Fries” and a lovely duet rendition of Hugh Moffatt’s “Rose of My Heart.” Thompsonia’s follow-up CD, “Nothing But Rain” focuses on Southern old-time country music, from traditional balladry to country blues to old time novelty numbers.
About the members of Thompsonia: Eric and Suzy Thompson have performed and recorded in collaborations with David Grisman, David Nelson (New Riders), Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Michael Doucet, Del Rey, Dave Alvin and Joel Savoy, to name just a few, and their bands have included Any Old Time, Black Mountain Boys, California Cajun Orchestra, Blue Flame String Band and many others. Allegra Thompson is the bass player of choice for multiple Bay Area bands, including the Cajun band Midnite Ramblers and the bluegrass band Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood. She is a co-host of the “Bluegrass Signal” radio show, which airs on KALW-FM, Saturdays from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. PST.