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Josh Thompson sets tour

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – Josh Thompson's Change Is Comin' Tour will kick off on Feb. 3 in Charlotte, N.C. and continue through April.

The Wisconsin native is touring in advance of his second disc, "Change," due out later this year. "The road definitely feels like home to me," said Thompson. "I tour as much as I possible can. If I have a day off, I feel guilty. I'm so excited to share this new music with my fans...I hope they love it as much as I do. Come out and party with us."

Tour dates are:

Feb. 3 Charlotte, NC - Coyote Joe's

Feb. 4 Greenville, SC - Blind Horse Saloon

Feb. 8 Foxborough, MA - Showcase Live

Feb. 9 Uncasville, CT - Wolf Den

Feb. 10 Bethleham, PA - Musikfest Café

Feb. 11 Portland, ME - Asylum

Feb. 16 Columbia, SC - Jillian's

Feb. 17 Milledgeville, GA - Cowboy Bills

Feb. 18 Sebring, FL - Highlands

March 10 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre

March 16 Jacksonville, FL - Landing

March 17 Lakeland, FL - Boots N Buckles Saloon

March 24 Quincy, IL - Morrison Theatre

March 29 Flagstaff, AZ - Museum Club

March 30 Mesa, AZ - Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

March 31 San Miguel, CA - The Ranch

Aprl 4 San Jose, CA - Club Rodeo

Aprl 5 Davis, CA - Davis Graduate

Aprl 6 Ridgecrest, CA - Tommy T's

Aprl 13 Chicago - Joe's Bar

Aprl 14 Detroit - McMorran Auditorium

Aprl 21 Dixon, IL - Dixon Theatre

Thompson recently released Comin' Around as the lead single from his second studio album, due out this summer. Thompson teamed up with Kendell Marvel and Rodney Clawson to pen the song.

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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: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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