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Josh Thompson goes home again

Monday, February 22, 2010 – After three sold-out shows on the Jagermeister Country Tour this past weekend opening for Eric Church, Josh Thompson is heading to his hometown of Milwaukee to celebrate the release of his debut album, "Way Out Here," Tuesday.

Tonight, Thompson will be signing CDs and performing at a club event presented by WMIL at the Northern Lights Theatre. On release day, Thompson visits KEEY before playing a club event and CD signing at The Cabooze in Minneapolis.

The disc, "Way Out Here," features his Top 20 single, Beer On The Table, as well as 9 additional songs that he wrote or co-wrote. Thompson began pouring concrete with his father at the age of 12. "This past year has been fast and crazy - but I love fast and crazy," he said. "I am beside myself that my debut album will hit stores all over this country tomorrow. I hope the fans enjoy this piece of my life and music as much as I did living and creating it."

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Change: The Lost Record Vol. 1 CD review - Change: The Lost Record Vol. 1
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Turn It Up CD review - Turn It Up
Josh Thompson's sophomore release, "Turn It Up" is his first on Toby Keith's Show Dog label. It seems to be a good match because both artists are cut from the same cloth. Thompson is also known as a champion of the everyman. Turns out they both have the same tendency to go over the top. Thompson excessively showcases the blue collar lifestyle the way Keith champions patriotism. In fact, eight of the 10 tracks involve drinking, some with unsubtle titles like "Drink, »»»
Way Out Here CD review - Way Out Here
On his debut, Josh Thompson shows he is capable of writing songs in his own voice even while sometimes bowing to the wishes of Nashville radio programmers. On his hit, Beer on the Table, Thompson sings of being a hard working everyman who breaks his back all week for the chance to blow off steam with some brews on the weekend. Throw in some banjo laced electric guitar hooks and a sing-along friendly chorus, and you have a radio ready country/pop song. In contrast, You Ain't Seen Country Yet »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: For McCoury, Grisman, music still matters – One condenser microphone, a music stand, a mandolin, rhythm guitar and more than 100 years of bluegrass experience: that's all David Grisman and Del McCoury need to put on a show. It's quite a show, too. The artists' backstories are well known: McCoury was a logger in Lancaster County, Pa., who came to New York City to see Bill... »»»
Concert Review: Ely wears well – Joe Ely is the prototypical rambler. It comes through in his music and in his life. There are lots of elements in the music about travels, riding the rails, small town scenery and getting away from it. In fact, after playing "I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty" as the first song of his encore, Ely opined, "The only thing I got out of... »»»
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