Some days ago I have downloaded a piece played by Eric Thompson from the Acoustic Oasis site.
This made me curious about Eric Thompson and I have searched for more music. I found many videos with Eric Thompson playing guitar and also an old Gibson F4 mandolin.
Suzy and Eric Thompson SHORTENIN’ BREAD.mp4
The next piece is a great waltz in Cajun style:
Suzy and Eric Thompson Balfa Waltz Lake Arthur Stomp
In the next video you can hear and see Eric Thompson play a Puertorican cuatro:
Suzy and Eric Thompson IN THE PINES.mp4
Later I have found two complete sets of videos from concerts given during the Portland Old-time Music Gathering this year and two years ago, with Eric and Suzy Thompson.
Portland Old-time Music Gathering in Portland, Oregon on 1/14/2012
Portland Oregon Oldtime Gathering on 1/16/2010:
Eric plays guitar or mandolin, while Suzy plays fiddle or guitar – a great mix of blues, bluegrass, oldtime, cajun that I like very much.
On the website of Eric and Suzy Thompson you can read:
About Eric & Suzy Thompson: These virtuoso roots musicians specialize in the down-home sounds of the American South. Their musical palette includes Appalachian story-songs and bluegrass breakdowns, classic country blues, Louisiana Cajun dance music, and paso dobles from Puerto Rico. Eric’s flatpicking on guitar and mandolin is exceptional for its purity of tone, speed, and soulfulness; Suzy is a powerful singer, an award-winning fiddler and Cajun accordion player who has apprenticed with older generation Louisiana Cajun musicians under an NEA Fellowship. Founding members of many influential roots music groups including the Black Mountain Boys, Any Old Time, the Klezmorim, and the California Cajun Orchestra, Eric and Suzy have also worked with Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, the Savoy Doucet Cajun Trio, and many other fine musicians.
Playlist Suzy and Eric Thompson
Enjoy the concerts with Eric und Suzy Thompson!
Homepage Eric and Suzy Thompson: http://ericandsuzy.com/
Report about the Portland Old-time Music Gathering:
13th Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering – ‘Fiddles, Banjos and Cloggers – Oh My!’
Festival website: http://www.bubbaguitar.com/festival/
A free download every day at: http://acousticoasis.com/welcome.html