Live, the Thompsons present high-octane instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of legendary artists such as Chet Atkins, Stephan Grappelli, Chick Corea, Jackson Browne, Sam Bush and more. Although influenced by the masters, their down-to-earth style is all their own — a one-of-a-kind combination of improvisational jazz, traditional folk, singer-songwriter, country, rock and world music.
International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson digs deep into his musical roots, layering intricate melodies, chords and textures with his deft playing. Myles stays in step, answers or takes the lead with soaring and drifting echoes on fiddle.
Before beginning work as a duo, Tim built a reputation for his unique, intricate style, winning First Place at the prestigious Walnut Valley Festival’s “International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition,” and earning acclaim from such respected publications as Fingerstyle Guitar magazine, Taylor Guitar’s Wood & Steel magazine and Just Jazz Guitar magazine. His songs can be heard on everything from bumper music on NPR to the United Artists film Casper’s Haunted Christmas