“Teddy Thompson was the driving force behind the album Family in which “One of the rules was that every instrument must be played by a family member, so all that you hear is us.” Two of those family members were Teddy’s parents Richard and Linda Thompson. Here Teddy, sister Kami Thompson and nephew Zak Hobbs share a song from Family.”
Check out the feature in Wednesday’s NY Daily News!
Teddy Thompson, son of folk-rockers Richard and Linda Thompson, gathers the family for a smart and strange project
Thompson clan, performing at City Winery on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, has a highly personal new album, ‘Family,’ for which members wrote songs about one another
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 4:16 PM
The ties that bind a family can also strangle them.
Ask the Thompsons.
The legendary musical clan — led by Richard and Linda Thompson, the lions of British folk-rock — has just had the fig leaf pulled off its family dynamics, thanks to the couploe’s talented son, Teddy.
On a highly unusual new musical project, titled “Family,” singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson corralled his parents, two sisters, brother-in-law and nephew, along with his dad’s son by another marriage. Not only do they appear on the album he produced, they also wrote songs about one another for it.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., all the participants, with the exception of mother Linda, will perform this revealing material at City Winery.
Check out the preview of the upcoming City Winery gigs below from The New Yorker!
THE THOMPSON FAMILY
This group of relatives rivals the Wainwright-McGarrigle-Roche clan when it comes to multigenerational musical talent (and internecine strife). The progenitors are Richard and Linda Thompson, who were among the brightest lights of the British folk-rock scene. Indeed, their collaborations “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight,” from 1974, and “Shoot Out the Lights, from 1982, are among the best records of that style and era…. read on
Thompson Family review – generations show their talent, while Linda looks on
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Teddy and Kami Thompson did a remarkable thing getting their parents Richard and Linda to record together again. If only mum had got up from the audience to sing live
Thompson is not just a writer of fine songs but a diplomatic genius. It’s over 30 years since the very public break-up of Richard and Linda Thompson, once the finest folk duo in the country, but their son has encouraged a musical reconciliation. Six years ago he persuaded his parents to join him at a memorable Christmas benefit for Amnesty International, and last month saw the release of the Thompson Family album, produced by Teddy and including both Richard and Linda, along with Teddy’s brother Jack, sister Kami and her husband James Walbourne (aka the Rails), his brother Rob, and nephew Zak Hobbs.
Thompson Family’s Musical Sweater: ‘Smells Funny, Lot Of Personality’
In 1982, the beloved British folk duo Richard and Linda Thompson split up — both creatively and romantically.
Ever since, fans have longed for their reunion, including one fan in particular: their son, Teddy.
Teddy was just a boy back then. Now he’s 38, with a recording career of his own, and he’s brought together about a dozen musical members of the extended Thompson clan — including Richard and Linda, though they rarely appear in the same song — for a new album called “Family.”