Verlon Thompson

by Chad Campbell, senior producer

I know many of you don’t share Bob’s taste in music, but I hope you’ll give his conversation with this Americana singer-songwriter a chance. It’s almost a crime that American Idol also-rans and flavor of the month pop stars are more well known than such a true and humble talent as Verlon Thompson. What little I knew about him was from his association with Guy Clark (see the next blog entry), but Thompson deserves to be a star on his own. In the interview, he says he was never very good at the business side of show business … that writing and playing songs is just something he loves to do. It certainly shows, in this performance chat with Bob and on Verlon Thompson’s latest solo CD titled Works.

Here’s a video of Thompson performing The Guitar, which he co-wrote with Guy Clark.