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Entertainment for the Piedmont area of NC & VA.

Michael Thompson


Entertainment in Chapel Hill

Down South, at the 1974 Union Grove Music Festival, a young "fingerpicker" took first prize with a dazzling rendition of Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," showcasing what many would simply define as Travis-style guitar. Already, Michael Thompson had become a musical Huck Finn of sorts, exploring ragtime, Delta and Piedmont Blues, mystical folk melodies, and the uptown swing of Duke Ellington. However, one would quickly detect in the repertoire of intricate arrangements and chops that highlighted his tenure as North Carolina 's longest running "artist in residence" deeper influences.


Available for all types of musical engagements:

Concerts, Weddings, Formal & Casual Performances, Arranging, Recording, Lessons, Series-Events