I first met Eric Thompson when we were both in our
teens. He was already an accomplished bluegrass lead guitar player
in the style of Clarence White and Doc Watson. He's continued to
develop his skill through the years, and his high level of musicianship
and taste are exemplified perfectly in this set of traditional bluegrass
and fiddle tunes.
Most of the tracks were recorded in 1978, when they were released
as an LP. The two bonus tracks from 1993 blend in nicely. For recorded
music to still satisfy the artists more than two decades later is a feat in
itself. "Thompson's Real" easily accomplishes that, and
more. The performances are as timeless as the tunes themselves.
Rick Shubb, 2000
Eric Thompson, lead and ryhthm
Tony Rice, David Grisman, Jody Stecher, Paul Shelasky, Suzy Thompson,
Rick Shubb, Sandy Rothman, Markie Sanders, Todd Phillips