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An Evening with Verlon Thompson

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High Cotton Music Hall

57 Depot Street

Hartwell, GA 30643

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We are very happy to welcome the incredible talent of Verlon Thompson to our stage! To the everyday music fan, Verlon Thompson is not a household name. But within the music community of Nashville, Thompson is a songwriter and guitarist almost without peer.

Thirty years as a professional songwriter and traveling troubadour serve as credentials. As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Verlon has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger (his hometown in Oklahoma). And we’re excited he’s adding Hartwell, GA to the list!

Along the way Verlon Thompson compositions have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, Sam Bush, Pam Tillis, Trisha Yearwood, Suzy Bogguss, Dierks Bentley, Randy Travis, Joe Diffie,Tracy Byrd, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, Barbara Mandrell, Del McCoury Band, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, and many, many more. Country superstars Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert's trio version of Thompson's "Bad Angel" earned a Grammy nomination in 2014. Equally important in his songwriting and live performances, Verlon's guitar work cannot go unnoticed. His guitar can be heard on recordings by Restless Heart, Pam Tillis, and many more, including, and especially, Guy Clark. Thompson worked with Guy on every recording since 1999’s Old Friends. He’s also racked up producer credits with Guy’s Grammy nominated album Cold Dog Soup as well as The Dark, Workbench Songs, and Somedays the Song Writes You.

Get your tickets today for a special acoustic evening as Verlon shares his stories and songs from the intimate stage at High Cotton!

"Most people who have seen Guy Clark since the late '80s have also seen Verlon Thompson. Aside from being Clark's friend, right-hand man, co-writer and co-producer, Thompson is also a prolific flatpicker and narrative songwriter. The list of big-name artists who have cut his songs includes Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Pam Tillis, Del McCoury, Trisha Yearwood and Jerry Jeff Walker.
But Thompson's force becomes most apparent when you hear him perform the songs he penned. From the smoking picking on "Joe Walker's Mare" and "Darwettia's Mandolin" to storytelling gems such as "Indian Head Penny" and "He Left the Road" to hillbilly toe-tappers such as "Backsliders Blues" and "Asheville Turnaround," Thompson ranks as perhaps the most well-rounded yet overlooked instrumentalist and songwriter beneath the large Americana umbrella. Catch him out front, where he belongs." Dan Schram, Indy Week Journalist


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