Most know Teddy Thompson is the child of Richard and Linda Thompson (shoot out the lights). Talk about folk legacy, yet Teddy brings something additional to the table-a Rockabilly tremolo and old school pop chops. Richard Thompson is a guitarist and voice to be reckoned with. Do yourself a big favor and catch Richard Thompson live soon.  

Teddy is an artist we should all know-for the tender sadness of his songs and his plaintive delivery.  One listen and your heart is slain. 

Some may suggest a bit of Chris Isaak and you would not be wrong yet on closer inspection one is convinced, his voice is his own. 

 

Transatlantic Sessions 6 2013 Directed by Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain. Recorded at Loch Lomond, Scotland. House Band: Aly Bain, Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, John Doyle, John McCusker, Matheu Watson, Michael McGoldrick, Donald Shaw, Danny Thompson, and James Mackintosh. Featuring: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Phil Cunningham, Cara Dillon, Julie Fowlis, Andy Irvine, Sam Lakeman, Dónal Lunny, Allan MacDonald, Ewan McLennan, Karen Matheson, Tim O’Brien, Maura O’Connell, Aoife O’Donovan and Teddy Thompson.

And then we discover this beautiful rendition and tribute to Leonard Cohen. Always coming back to Leonard somehow. This is a masterful take on the classic, Tonight will be fine. Too good not to share.