Eric Thompson

Thompson's Real

Thompson's Real

Products

Set One

Crazy Creek/Thompson's Real 147

122988-TRACK

Panhandle Rag 156

122989-TRACK

Rain & Snow 195

122990-TRACK

Blackberry Blossom 195

122991-TRACK

Say Old Man 141

122992-TRACK

Beaumont Rag 171

122993-TRACK

Dixie Hoedown 168

122994-TRACK

Salt Creek 175

122995-TRACK

Forked Deer 178

122996-TRACK

Cross-eyed Fiddler 147

122997-TRACK

Dill Pickles Rag 225

122998-TRACK

Paddy On The Turnpike 132

122999-TRACK

Ragtime Annie 174

123000-TRACK

Stoney Creek 170

123001-TRACK

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Show Notes

Eric Thompson - guitar, mandolin (tracks 6 & 9)
Tony Rice - rhythm guitar (all tracks except 3 & 8)
David Grisman - mandolin (3,7,8,11,14)
Jody Stecher - mandolin (1)
Paul Shelasky - fiddle (2,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14)
Suzy Thompson - harmony fiddle (2,7,10)
Rick Shubb - banjo (4,7,11,14)
Sandy Rothman - banjo (9,12,13)
Todd Phillips - bass (1,2,3,5,6,9,10,12,13)
Markie Sanders - bass (4,7,11,14)

“Eric Thompson has been flatpicking his 1943 D-28 for 50 years now, wringing fat, soulful tones with uncommon power from that rugged, worn dreadnought on bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Irish, blues, Gypsy swing, and myriad international folk styles.

His recording and performing credits are vast, but one seems to jump out of his resumé — his first solo album (released in 1979 as Bluegrass Guitar and recently reissued as Thompson's Real) features Tony Rice on rhythm guitar, backing up Thompson's fluid, powerful leads on a variety of fiddle tunes and bluegrass and western swing classics.”   — Scott Nygaard, Acoustic Guitar Magazine

This project was digitally remastered from the original 1750 Arch Street master tapes, and expanded with two stunning duet cuts with David Grisman, recorded at Dawg Studios in 1993.