It will be my honor On December 16th to once again provide Holiday music for Rentz-Eden Oil Company of Reidsville, NC.  As always it will be held at the Penrose Country Club in Reidsville NC.  Reid Teague, also an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his wife Cynthia, has been the perfect host and Director of the Rentz-Eden Oil Company since 1975.  I have  been performing for Reid & the Rentz-Eden Oil Company Christmas Party for many years and am looking forward to joining them for excellent food & Holiday Spirit.

   In February, I'll be returning to Florida to the Palm Beach area for 3-Performances.  On Feb. 25, I be doing a program at the Del Ray Beach Library on "The History of the Classical Guitar - Renaissance to the Present".  On the 24th & 25th I'll be performing at the Annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.  Covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the U.S., Lake Worth claims bragging rights to the largest street painting festival in the country. And it isn't just about the artist and chalk, it's also about food and music. Enjoy a mixed genre of talents on stage and sample the food famous at a recognized street festival.   

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Here’s a “sneak-peak” of a couple of the tracks from newest Cd work in progress: “Blue Cedar Dreams”:  Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell - performed by Mike Willis & Michael Thompson. 


    Streaming Radio - N1M - Number One MusicOn yourcomputer & It's listeners have rated 3 of my Tunes at the Top of their Charts.  #10 in the US is: Drume Negrita - Afro-Cuban Lullabyfrom THE SLEEPY GYPSY Cd.   #30 nationally is: "In Sorrow's Wake";  an Andrew York tune  I arranged for Mike Willis (keyboards) & myself on guitar (yet to be released), AND #60 is Paracho Joe; also on the SLEEPY GYSPY Cd.   Many THANKS to the listeners of N1M who made this possible.

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Howdy Folks …Merry Christmas  &  Happy New Year !

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Michael continues to teach guitar, banjo & other fretted instrument lessons at the newly renovated Kirby Cultural Arts Complex in downtown Roxboro, NC.

      Please call (336) 597-1709 Tues-Sat. 1:00pm-5pm for more information regarding private music lessons, Gallery showings, music & art lessons, theater-shows, summer camps and more “big-fun” being offered at the

Kirby Complex.


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For performances & musical-offerings CONTACT:

Michael Thompson