Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world. He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker. After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011. A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray "muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals." With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician. Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.
Revelator Hill is his latest collaboration with some of the finest rock and blues musicians in the Washington DC area, including Seth Morrissey (bass & vocals), Gary Crockett (drums & vocals), Wes Lanich (keyboards), and occasional special guest member Ron Holloway (saxophone). This group is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.
BOBBY THOMPSON . vocals, guitars
SETH MORRISSEY . bass, vocals
WES LANICH . keyboards
GARY CROCKETT . drums, vocals
JEFF MILLS . drums (tours)
Rooted in Virginia, this group is known for delivering hard-edge rock-n-roll blues. Formerly known as The Bobby Thompson Project, Bobby set out to give his band a name that encourages vision, a sense of hope, and an awareness of the struggle of life, which is essentially the blues.
Photograph: ALAN GROSSMAN