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About Teddy Thompson: Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” The only son of British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy formed his first band in his teens. His original... more

About Teddy Thompson: Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently garnered critical praise. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” The only son of British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, Teddy formed his first band in his teens. His original songs and live performances generated such acclaim that he was soon signed to Virgin Records. By the time Thompson released his self-titled solo debut in 2000, he’d already played in his father’s touring band and contributed guitar and backing vocals to his father’s albums, You? Me? Us? and Mock Tudor. In 2002, Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced. Thompson also toured as part of Rosanne Cash’s band before signing with Verve. Soon after, Thompson released his much lauded 2006 sophomore album Separate Ways, which demonstrated how much his songwriting, performing and record-making skills had evolved since his debut. It was followed in 2007 by Up Front & Down Low, a collection of personally charged readings of classic American country songs that demonstrated Thompson's increased assurance as a performer and interpreter. In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared “one of this year’s best” by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK’s pop charts. The album is widely referred to as Thompson’s best work to date. A fifth studio effort, Bella, was released February 2011.

Teddy Thompson on Phil Everly: "The Everly Brothers were my heroes. I first heard them in the car on long journeys with the family. It was the first time I was aware of loving music, of being moved. (Sorry mum and dad!) I made them play that tape over and over again, (sorry again mum and dad!) The Everly Brothers basically turned me on to music and I thought it was all going to be that good! Ha ha, nope! I've been searching for the last 30 years and nothing compares. Still no sweeter sound than Don and Phil in harmony.
Please come down and join us in celebrating the music of Phil Everly and The Everly Brothers. I have assembled a crack band and we intend to do it right. There will be great great songs and maybe a few tears (from me) as well as a bunch of wonderful guests"

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