Nominated for 'Musician of The Year' (2015) by The Washington Area Music Association. 


bobby Thompson Project


Awe-inspiring master guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson is no stranger to the blues and rock world.  He cut his teeth learning to play in the old blues clubs of D.C. from the likes of Bobby Parker.  After honing his craft as a much sought after support man, Thompson decided to step out as a solo artist, releasing three albums since 2011.  A recent review from Roots Music Report claims Thompson’s songs portray "muscular blues- and soul-rock strong on soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals."  With his smooth, gripping vocal stylings and his perfect musical taste on anything with a string, Thompson is what’s referred to as a “musician’s musician.  Considered a “must see” act of the Northeast region, Bobby was nominated for the D.C area Musician of the Year award in 2015.  

The Bobby Thompson Project is his latest collaboration with New Orleans groove master Jeff Mills and Mississippi bass extraordinaire Danny Infante.  This trio is wrought with deep emotion and blazes down the path pioneered by the great Jimi Hendrix, blending deeply-rooted blues traditions with a popular rock edge to create a sound that will stir every soul.



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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FORTUNES EP ⋅ Released February 2015 ⋅ Produced by Todd Wright and Mark Williams

STONE FEATHERS LP ⋅ Released November 2014 ⋅ Produced by Blueheart Revival

BY THE HAND LP ⋅ Released February 2011⋅ Produced by Gary Crockett

“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