Tim Thompson
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Tim Thompson


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"Tim Thompson"

..."Guitar fans will be especially impressed by Thompson's detailed, multilayered arrangement of Steely Dan's "Josie", in which he simultaneously captures the original recording's bass, keyboard, guitar, and vocals on guitar--all while maintaining a danceable R & B groove. If that weren't enough, Thompson adds his own killer solo that picks up where Walter Becker's original one left off. Thompson's impressive jazz chops shine through on his take of the Latin-tinged Duke Ellington/Juan Tizol classic, "Caravan", which was recorded with two tracks of guitar. Apparent on this track are Thompson's imaginative sense of harmony and his easy, swing feel. Two Antonio Carlos Jobim pieces--"How Insensitive" and "One Note Samba"---reveal the depth of Thompson's jazz side with some lilting Brazilian-style arrangements. But Thompson's chameleonic personality is most clearly revealed in his original compostitions. "Indecision Blues" and "Down And Dirty" are rootsy yet sophisticated; "July Song" and "Blue Song" are bright and harmonically compelling; and "Head For Teh Hills" nods to flamenco tradition. All of these compositions with their tricky counterpoint, showcase Thompson's jawdropping technique---which, most important, is always in service to his outstanding songwriting."

Marc Harris
Wood & Steel, Winter 2007
- Wood & Steel

"Hidden Giant"

Feature article in issue #64, 2007
View it at www.TimThompsonGuitar.com

- Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

"Tim Thompson"

"Tim Thompson is a Nashville-based fingerstyle guitarist that burns!"

Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine
Issue #61, 2006 - Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

"Tim Thompson"

"Tim Thomspon is one of those players capable of breaking down the mental barriers that limit the perception of a musician's talent and hinder his career. While Tim does not claim to be perfect for all styles, you may see him on any given day playing stone-cold country, rock or gospel, or you may hear him playing be-bop in a local club. He loves the craft and sees the art in all styles and respects them all equally."

Mel Bay Interview, 2006
Bill Piburn - Mel Bay


"Revved Up", solo acoustic guitar,
national airplay jazz programming

"Faces", acoustic jazz guitar
national airplay jazz programming

"Cathedral", solo acoustic guitar

"Bring On The Giants", singer/songwriter

"Christmas Cool", instrumental jazz

"Christmas", solo acoustic guitar



Tim Thompson captures the prestigious 2nd Place title in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at the famous Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas, September 2007!

As a professional musician working in a competitive industry, Tim Thompson has learned to play his strengths in more than one area of the business. Not only is he considered a guitar virtuoso and talented singer/songwriter, he's also a much sought after and very busy independent producer and session player. Thompson is a popular performer and is seen playing often at Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe. He has been featured twice in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine in the last two years as well as Taylor Guitar's Wood And Steel, and also had his arrangement and performance of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" used in the movie, Casper's Haunted Christmas along with artists Ricky Van Shelton and Deana Carter. Thompson has contributed several articles to Mel Bay and Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine, and also released a jazz guitar DVD for Mel Bay. While in Nashville, Tim wrote for a publishing company for three years.

Tim is currently engineering and performing on a Chet Atkins Tribute Album featuring Mark Knopfler, Brent Mason, Richard Smith, Charlie McCoy, Paul Franklin, Pat Bergeson and Doug Jerningan.

Thompson's endorsements include the following companies; Aphex, Elixir, Taylor Guitars, Batson Guitars, Peavey, Creation Audio Labs, Visual Sound, Fred Kelly Picks, Neck Up, G 7th and George L.

Tim is also available for songwriting workshops, guitar clinics and in-store performances.

Please visit Tim Thompson's sites at:


Jamie-Sue Seal
Smokin' Sleddog Records & Promotions