The unique relationship of a father and son cannot be argued nor explained, but when the relationship includes musical passion, virtuosity and showmanship – magic happens!
Tim and Myles Thompson have been inspiring audiences throughout the country. With recent performances that include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Walnut Valley Festival, and the Chet Atkins Festival, they have polished their craft to a fine luster. The duo has opened for Spyro Gyra, Don Williams, Mountain Heart, and Richard Elliot.
Tim is a Nashville based session player, singer/songwriter and the 2008 International Fingerstyle Champion. Music has always filled the Thompson home; unknowingly it inspired Myles to pick up the violin at the tender age of five! By the age of twelve he was studying music theory and improvising with skill beyond his years – it was clear that music would be his life. Today at the ripe old age of nineteen Myles is also a prolific singer/songwriter and mandolin player. If you ask his dad or an audience member, they will tell you that Myles fancies himself as quite the comedian, most often at his dad’s expense.
Tim Thompson has appeared with such artists as Tommy Emmanuel, Crystal Gayle, and Hwy 101. He has recorded eleven CDs and two DVDs. He has been featured in the following magazines, Taylor Guitar’s Wood and Steel, Just Jazz Guitar and Fingerstyle Guitar which said, “Tim Thompson is a Nashville based finger-stylist that burns!” Tim’s songwriting and guitar skills have been featured in a series of workshops sponsored by NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association), Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, Steve Kaufman’s Guitar Camp, as well as middle and high schools and colleges. His original music has been featured as bumper music on NPR, Casper’s Haunted Christmas CD and the Flip Video Camera software.
The Thompson’s most recent recording Time4Me2Go has a strong focus on original singer/songwriter material that uniquely and skillfully intertwines virtuoso playing. When this material was recently performed at the 2013 Walnut Valley Festival it met with rave reviews.
No one music genre totally encompasses the Thompson’s repertoire. Is it acoustic rock, pop, country, Celtic, jazz, funk? The simple answer is yes to all of the above. To experience a Thompson performance is to remember the experience.