Marty Thompson, raised in West Texas, has written over over 200 original pieces of music and his live repertoire consists of over 300 songs (originals & covers). Marty performs with a Martin 00 or his Gibson ES-335, but also plays a mean Gibson Thunderbird bass, as well as mandolin, banjo, piano, and more. Marty studied guitar in the 90's from the virtuoso guitarist Scott Fraser (Space Opera in the 1970's & conductor of the Ft. Worth Symphony). During this time, Marty worked as a Stage Technician at The Aardvark, a club near TCU, playing the regular acoustic drop-in show on Sundays. This Ft. Worth landmark was crucial in his development as a budding musician. He worked and played with Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring, Patrice Pike (Sister 7), The Toadies, Tripping Daisy, Soulhat, The Grapes, Deep Blue Something, Matchbox 20, and more. This was when he met his wife, Kara, who introduced him to Paul Schnarz. Paul was the Manager of the Dixie Chicks and and landed MT a job at ASCAP alongside the Vice President, John Briggs (son of David Briggs who produced Neil Young albums). Working here allowed him to network & share music with other songwriters, most notably Waylon Jennings! He was also a Promoter and Web Designer for southern rock band, Outformation, after Sam Holt's stint with Widespread Panic. His 2nd album, Romantic Stories, comes out May 23, 2018 and contains songs written on a month-long hiking trip through the Bavarian Alps he took with his family in 2015.
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