Michael Thompson is pleased to be back in the musical fold with Doug amid such an incredible setting. The production values of this record are right in line with Mike’s organic musical approach. After a lengthy pre-millennial stint in Doug’s band, it felt natural to be playing the blues again with Douglas and the boys.
Mike heard a family friend play rag- time and boogie woogie piano as a young boy and was soon studying piano, guitar and trombone. He relocated from San Diego to Los Angeles and found himself continuing his career in the rhythm and blues genre.
He has worked as a pianist, arranger and producer on hugely popular “American Songbook” albums and become involved with many singer song- writers in Austin. Since 2000, most of Mike’s time involves touring with the most successful American band of all time.
He is thrilled to contribute to Doug MacLeod’s latest album.
Michael Thompson Reviews:
“It is lovely stuff and strongly recommended.” —Lionel Ross, Blues In The Northwest
“expert playing” —Stephen A. King, Living Blues
“Subtle and firm support is supplied by…Mike Thompson on piano” —Frank John Hadley, Downbeat