Fantastic Blues-Rock By The Bobby Thompson Project
What an unexpected treat it was to hear and see The Bobby Thompson Project at The Extended Play Sessions for the last show in the now-former space!
Based in the Washington, DC area, the band brings a unique perspective to the blues, combining rock and funk, and even some soul, with traditional blues riffs.
The audience was replete with regulars for this show to celebrate the ‘out with the old, in with the new’ vibe in the room. The Bobby Thompson Project was the idea way to mark this momentous evening. They got us on our collective feet to rock out.
Bobby plays lead guitar and sings lead on all songs. His voice is a bit smoother and less raw than many blues singers and I love it!
And what a guitarist he is! Not as flashy as some blues guitarists, he is every bit as talented (and probably more so) as his better-known comrades and deserves to become a household name!
The other members of the Project, at least for this show, were New Orleans musician Jeff Mills on drums and Seth Morrissey on bass and backing vocals.
Both are extremely talented on their instruments. Jeff sported so many interesting facial expressions that unfortunately were blocked (for photo purposes) by the mics, but take my word for it. He was a joy to watch!
Bobby also fronts a blues-rock band called Blueheart Revival; these days, however, he appears to be concentrating on this solo project.
Even though Bobby may not be as flashy as some, he is as serious about his art as anyone and that was obvious in the professionalism he brought to the stage for this show (and I presume for all shows he does). He told some stories between songs, but he was there to perform and did that extremely well.
The icing on the cake was that they are all really nice people and they thoroughly enjoyed schmoozing with us in between the music and interview parts of the evening.
I look forward to seeing them again, especially now that I am getting to know their music. If they are performing near you, I recommend seeing them.
Posted on July 2, 2015, in concert photos, concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Blueheart Revival, blues guitarist, blues music, Bobby Thompson, boston, concert photos, concert review, Jeff Milles, music, Seth Morrissey, The Bobby Thompson Project, The Extended Play Sessions. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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