Thompsonia combines Eric & Suzy Thompsons deep devotion to southern roots music with daughter Allegras fresh perspective, creating feel-good music that ricochets between the rowdy and the sentimental, with an abundance of groove and a bit of a quirky edge. Suzy and Allegras genetically-matched vocals (dubbed The Everly Sisters sound by Geoff Muldaur) are featured, along with stellar lead playing from Eric on mandolin and guitar. 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 new Thompsonia CD include Suzys acoustic rock anthem Very Bad Mood (guaranteed to have just the opposite effect on the listener), Allegras bawdy 1920s He May Be Your Dog But Hes Wearing My Collar, Erics proto-zydeco French Fries and a lovely duet rendition of Hugh Moffatts Rose of My Heart.
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.
We are so pleased to feature this family trio in an SFS concert!
Tickets are $18 ($2 discount for members,students and seniors), $9 for youth. Day of show tickets at the door, if still available, will be $2 more. Doors will open at 7 pm for a 7:30 start.
Phinney Center Concert Hall (Brick Building down the hill) (View)
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|