bobby Thompson Project


Based out of Washington DC, Bobby Thompson is a renowned, fresh, and energetic blues singer-songwriter. He takes his inspiration not just from his guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Albert King, but also from the writing standards of artists like The Beatles, Dylan, and many more. 

Bobby has shared the stage with some notable groups and musicians including: Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Indigenous, Bobby Parker, Junior Marvin and Elan (The Wailers), Erica Newell (The Melody Makers); Corey Harris, and opened for Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Chris Thomas King, Gibb Droll, The Greyboy Allstars, Eric Lindell, Duywayne Burnside and others. In 2012, he toured the US with 930Records artist Justin Jones, highlighted with performances at Austin City Limits Festival and Floyd Fest in Southwest Virginia. In the summer of 2014, he appeared at the Tremblant International Blues Festival in Tremblant, Quebec, along with other artists like Doyle Bramhall II. He wrote 8 of the nine songs on the new Blueheart Revival blues-rock album 'Stone Feathers', which Roots Music Report claimed to have "strong ... soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals." 



Vocals, Guitar / Bobby Thompson
Keyboards / Wes Lanich
Bass, Vocals / Seth Morrissey
Drums / Jeff Mills





News & Updates


· Bobby will be performing with Laura Tsaggaris and Justin Jones at 9:30 Club in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 4, for the release of Laura's new album 'Live At The Atlas'. Recorded over two nights at The Atlas Theatre in Washington DC September 26 and 27, 2014, Laura and her band will be performing songs from the album, as well as her other hits. 

· Bobby will also be performing with Justin Jones & The B-Sides the same night. 

· On Friday, February 13, at IOTA CLUB in Arlington, Virginia, Bobby and his group 'The New Gentlemen' will be performing a set as a CD RELEASE SHOW. Available exclusively on CD that night will be the 'FORTUNES' EP, up until now only available online, and the CD will feature a special bonus track only available on the disc. Also appearing: Westmain and Lauren Calve. 



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+ select tracks from Blueheart Revival EP '51 Sessions' (2013) and 'Stone Feathers' LP (2014)

“Thompson delivers his own original style on every song in By the Hand with flawless precision. The talent heard here is not enhanced by the recording studio but rather by the musicians’ razor sharp execution. Each tune seemingly begs to be heard rumbling the walls of your favorite dive, dissipating the incoherent chatter of the locals in the background. From start to finish, By the Hand is an eclectic experience that at the same time does not loose sight of its blues rock roots, the source of Thompson’s inspiration.”

—  Dillon Frye, Magazine33

“With 'By The Hand', Bobby Thompson has drawn a line between his past and his future through these songs of hope and redemption. It is hard not to listen to this record and recognize an artist beginning to hit his creative stride.”

—  Jim Markel, Swampland

"When Bobby Thompson sings he sounds warm, reassuring ... As a result, Thompson's new album, "By the Hand," offers something for every blues fan." - Carl Abernathy, Cahl's Juke Joint Blog

—  Carl Abernathy, Cahl's Juke Joint

"Blues guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson has released his new CD 'By The Hand'... The CD is bluesy and mostly upbeat rock and roll. It goes to church sometimes, but still conjures images of devilish deals. It moves and moves you.'

— / Live Music Arlington VA

"By The Hand is a well-produced collection of songs, by a good singer-songwriter and guitarist Bobby Thompson, and if you love really well played blues influenced rock music then this album should be playing on your smart phone, your computer, in your car or whatever music device you are using these days.

—  Joe Montague, Riveting Riffs Magazine