Teddy Thompson
British musician
Teddy Thompson
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Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones On World Cafe
NPR - 10 months
The duo sings exquisite homages to late-'50s and early-'60s pop. Hear the conversation and performance.
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The Playlist: Luck of the Irish: Songstress Lisa Hannigan's career got a boost ... - Ottawa Citizen
Google News - over 5 years
Hannigan found her producer, the notable singer/songwriter Joe Henry, who has also produced for the likes of Teddy Thompson and Elvis Costello, quite by accident. She was in London, performing at a tribute concert for our own Kate McGarrigle,
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Random Notes - BurlingtonFreePress.com
Google News - over 5 years
• The Flynn Center starts its 2011-12 season with a bang — to be specific, Canadian singer kd lang and the Siss Boom Bang, who'll play the Burlington performing-arts venue at 8 pm Friday with opener Teddy Thompson (son of musical mentors Richard and
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Concert Previews | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-09-09 - Philadelphia Inquirer
Google News - over 5 years
Ghosts on the Canvas includes autobiographical originals, plus songs written by admirers such as Paul Westerberg, Teddy Thompson, and Robert Pollard. It's self-consciously nostalgic, lush with strings and allusions to Campbell's classic hits,
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Glen Campbell's 'Canvas,' A Moving Farewell Album - NPR
Google News - over 5 years
Teddy Thompson has written an upbeat, Beach Boys-y song for Campbell to sing on the new album called "In My Arms." It would be hypocritical of me to say at this point that I've long been a big fan of Campbell's music. The overwrought qualities that ... -
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Glen Campbell's sunset ride one worth taking on new album - MassLive.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Jakob Dylan's “Nothing But the Whole Wide World,” Teddy Thompson's joyous, big-reverb-filled guitar and pedal steel gem “In My Arms,” and Paul Westerberg's contributions – notably the vintage-sounding title track – all fit snugly inside Campbell's
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Album review: Glen Campbell's 'Ghost on the Canvas' - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
... comes much closer to its target: Working again with producer Julian Raymond, Campbell reflects on his recent Alzheimer's diagnosis in songs written by himself and a handful of admirers, including Paul Westerberg, Teddy Thompson and Jakob Dylan. ... - -
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Eleven albums dropping this fall - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
He reunites with Julian Raymond, who produced 2008's covers set Meet Glen Campbell, and interprets songs by Jakob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Teddy Thompson and Robert Pollard. He's backed by Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan and the Dandy Warhols
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Glen Campbell to Release Final Album - jambands.com
Google News - over 5 years
The album—which is supposedly the multiple Grammy Award winner's final studio recording—features contributions from Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard and Teddy Thompson. On the album, Campbell is backed by an all-star group of musicians
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Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy's last roundup - Toronto.com
Google News - over 5 years
... invincible on Ghost on the Canvas, clearly a trouper's valediction built around several allusive songs Campbell co-wrote with producer Julian Raymond, enhanced by contributions from Jakob Dylan, Paul Westerberg, Teddy Thompson and Robert Pollard
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Review: Tartan Heart Festival - A magical mix in heart of the Highlands - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
Take Teddy Thompson, for instance - Richard and Linda's singer-songwriter son - performing on his lonesome in an unenviable clash with Friday headliners Texas, but being visibly and audibly bowled over by his listeners' attentive fervour,
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Sun Shines on Bella - Inverness Courier
Google News - over 5 years
Other acts appearing under canvas at the festival incliuded Teddy Thompson, Unicorn Kid and 1980s veterans Echo and The Bunnymen, while Carrbridge singer Rachel Sermanni, who proved such a hit at last year's festival, attracted an even greater crowd to
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Concert Picks: International Affairs, The Donkeys, Two Door Cinema Club… - BeatCrave.com
Google News - over 5 years
We're thinking Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and so on. There's a lot of rock, soul end edge in his voice as much as his backing instrumental accompaniments (which aren't backing as much as they are ultra-symbiotic)
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kd lang, Laurie Anderson, Cheikh Lô, Carolina Chocolate Drops to Perform in ... - Nonesuch Records
Google News - over 5 years
Singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson will be opening that night. This past weekend, lang and the Siss Boom Bang brought their tour to California for three shows, including Saturday's at the Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, which proved a highlight of
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Win: Tickets to Summer Sundae Festival featuring our DiS stage 28 Jul 17:04 - Drowned In Sound
Google News - over 5 years
Summer Sundae will also be showcasing the best from the emergent new folk-rock scene (Beth Jeans Houghton, Teddy Thompson, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Skinny Lister) Indie (Givers, Little Comets, Young Knives,) 90s Rock (Reef, The Bees) Rock n' Roll
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Ursa Minor: Showface - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
... pedigree—the New York outfit released its debut, Silent Moving Picture, on Steve Shelley's Smells Like Records and is home to cats who have played with luminaries such as Imogen Heap, Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson, and Rickie Lee Jones
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Flynn Center unveils 2011-12 season - BurlingtonFreePress.com
Google News - over 5 years
23, Canadian vocalist kd lang and the Siss Boom Bang will be joined by opener Teddy Thompson, a singer-songwriter who's the son of musicians Richard and Linda Thompson. $50-$80. • 8 pm Sept. 24, they were featured in a well-received documentary,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Teddy Thompson
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    Thompson, in collaboration with acclaimed American singer-songwriter Kelly Jones, released his sixth studio album Little Windows via Cooking Vinyl on 1 April 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The album was recorded live to a 16-track tape machine by producer Mike Viola, featuring Pete Thomas (drums), Davey Farragher (bass), Steve Elliot (guitar), Daniel Clarke (keys) and Teddy Thompson (guitar). Linda Thompson is the executive producer. Upon release, the album reached number 1 on the UK country chart. Coming from a family of folk musicians, Thompson has naturally drawn influences from folk-music into his own musical sound. While still a teenager he was listening exclusively to American music such as Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly. Thompson also later stated that these artists are some of his main musical influences when he first started to write songs. Later when he grew up he began to listen more to contemporary pop music such as Crowded House, and his own musical style today is a mix of folk, country, rock and pop music. As he says himself:
  • 2011
    Age 35
    On Thompson's 2011 release Bella many critics comment on the striking vocal resemblance to singer Roy Orbison on many of the songs, especially on "Take Me Back Again" and "Take Care of Yourself" which on the latter Thompson soars into a perfect falsetto at the end of the song evoking the late 1960s singer.
    More Details Hide Details Thompson's songs are often characterised by their personal and observational style and common use of black humour, such as "Turning the Gun on Myself" and "The Things I Do". He is also known for his ability of writing both personal and wry lyrics with a very melodic style, with such songs like "What's This?!!" and "In My Arms". As a lyricist, he has often been compared to his father, but has developed his own unique writing style. He is also said to have a knack of catching the exact state of mind into his songs, like in "Everybody Move It" and "Slippery Slope". Teddy has said that "Everybody Move It" was inspired and partly based on personal experience with going out to clubs as a teenager, often ending up in a corner watching everybody else having all the fun. Recurring themes in Thompson's music are love, loss, the look at fame ("You Made It", "Shine So Bright"), popular culture ("A Piece of What You Need"), and regarding much of his earlier work, self-loathing.
    Thompson's fifth studio album Bella was released on 7 February 2011 in Europe and 8 February 2011 in the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Bella is Thompson's fourth album released on the record label Verve Forecast. The album is produced by David Kahne, whose previous collaborations include Paul McCartney, Regina Spektor and The Strokes. Bella contains all original songs which Thompson started working on after returning from his last tour. Thompson crafted the songs for the album going to a Manhattan office every day homing in as a record deadline drew closer. The album single is called "'Looking for a Girl" and was released on 13 January 2011 on Verve Forecast.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    Bella has received positive reviews in the UK and the US with critics praising Thompson for crafting another solid album as a follow-up to 2008's A Piece of What You Need.
    More Details Hide Details Critics also note that this is Thompson's most personal record to date which yet again shows off his talent as a vocalist and craftsman of both deeply personal and hummable pop tunes.
    A Piece of What You Need debuted at No. 10 after its first week in the UK Charts during August 2008.
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    Thompson's fourth studio album, A Piece of What You Need, was released via Verve/Forecast on 17 June 2008 and contains all original songs.
    More Details Hide Details It was produced by Marius de Vries, whom Teddy met while recording background vocals on Rufus Wainwright's Want records in 2002. He had been playing the opening track, "The Things I Do", for several years on tour and originally intended to put it on Separate Ways, but could not get the feel right in time for that album's release. The song "Turning the Gun on Myself" first appeared on the 2004 EP Blunderbuss. The first single from A Piece of What You Need is "In My Arms". The music video for the song features a cameo appearance by Rufus Wainwright dressed as Elvis Presley. The song entered the UK Singles Chart at No. 107. The album received rave reviews in the UK, and much critical acclaim elsewhere, with many stating that this album is Thompson's best work to date.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    Teddy and Rufus recorded a version of "King of the Road" for the 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain, with Thompson also contributing a solo track: "I Don't Want to Say Goodbye".
    More Details Hide Details Separate Ways features Dave Mattacks, Tony Trischka and Garth Hudson of The Band and was produced by Brad Albetta, who also produced Martha Wainwright's much-lauded debut album. In 2014 the track "In My Arms" was featured in the movie Love Punch. Teddy's third album, Upfront & Down Low, was released on Verve Forecast in the United States on 17 July 2007, and in the UK and Europe later in 2007. The album contains covers of many of Teddy's favourite country songs, plus one of his own compositions, entitled "Down Low". It offers covers of country classics such as George Jones' "She Thinks I Still Care," Ernest Tubb's "Walking the Floor Over You", and Liz Anderson's "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers", made famous by Merle Haggard. Lesser-known songs include Felice and Boudleaux Bryant's "Change of Heart" (originally recorded by The Everly Brothers), Dolly Parton's bittersweet "My Blue Tears," Bob Luman's "Let's Think About Living", and the Elvis Presley "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone." Six tracks feature string arrangements by English arranger Robert Kirby, renowned for his work with Nick Drake. "My Blue Tears" features strings arranged by Thompson cohort Rufus Wainwright. The only single taken off Upfront & Down Low was "Change of Heart".
  • 2003
    Age 27
    He has toured and recorded with both the Wainwrights, including Rufus' 2003 album Want One.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    His song "Love Her for That" was featured in the 2002 film 40 Days and 40 Nights.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Thompson released his second full-length album, Separate Ways. It has a strong "second-generation" artist theme, featuring both Rufus and Martha Wainwright, who are close friends of Thompson.
  • 2000
    Age 24
    In 2000 Thompson released his debut album, Teddy Thompson, which received much critical acclaim but little commercial success.
    More Details Hide Details Between the time of his debut album and follow-up, he released the moderately successful EP Blunderbuss and toured as part of Rosanne Cash's band.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 17
    He can be seen performing in his father's band on a number of internet videos from as early as 1993, including an appearance on the BBC's Jools Holland show.
    More Details Hide Details He coaxed his mother out of retirement and co-produced her first album in 17 years, Fashionably Late. He resides in New York City.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Teddy Thompson was born in 1976 in a London Sufi commune to folk-rock musicians Richard and Linda Thompson, both major musical figures in the English folk rock scene from the 1960s on.
    More Details Hide Details He is the brother of singer Kamila Thompson. He formed his own band at the age of 18. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career, which included work as a singer and guitar player in his father Richard's band during the 1990s. He appears on at least three Richard Thompson Band recordings from that time: You? Me? Us?, the live album Celtschmerz (1998) and Mock Tudor (1999), as well as singing a duet on the track "Persuasion", which appeared on Richard's best-of compilation Action Packed (1999).
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