Monday, May 18, 2009
Teddy Thompson to Open for Elton
Teddy Thompson will be opening the following shows in June for Elton John and performing solo at these shows:
June 6th: Thomond Park Stadium - Limerick, Ireland
June 13th: County Ground Cricket Club - Bristol, England
June 16th: Sonderborg Castle - Sondorborg, Denmark
June 27th: Estadio Do Restelo - Lisbon, Portugal
As the festival season approaches, Teddy will also be appearing at the following festivals in the UK this summer:
June 28th: Glastonbury Festival - Pilton, England
July 12th: Cornbury Festival - Cornbury, England
July 16th: Larmer Tree Festival - Salisbury, England
Sir Elton, is reportedly a very big fan of Teddy's work.
Teddy Thompson, son of folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson, developed his musical drive early in life and launched his first band while still in his early teens. By the time he released his self-titled solo debut in 2000, he'd served a stint in his father's touring band and contributed guitar and vocals to his dad's albums "You? Me? Us?" and "Mock Tudor". He subsequently co-produced and played on his mother's 2002 comeback disc "Fashionably Late", and toured as a member of Rosanne Cash's backing band.
After signing with Verve, he released his widely acclaimed 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.
"A Piece of What You Need", his fourth album, is a landmark for an artist whose creative restlessness continues to yield deeply compelling musical results. Thompson's sense of purpose — and sense of humor — are reflected in the song title that provides the album's name.
"The song was born from frustration with the state of music," he explains. "I liked it as an album title because I thought it sounded like an offering, like this record is a small bit of truth. For most people, it's gonna be an absolutely miniscule piece of what they need. But I'd like to think that I'm contributing some tiny little building block of something worthwhile, rather than just adding to the massive pile of disposable rubbish."
See www.teddythompson.com for more information and to preview his work.
Teddy on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/teddythompsonmusic
Teddy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Teddy-Thompson/120533675611