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Marty Thompson

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Marty Thompson is a Texan Singer Songwriter taking cues from a wide palette of rock and roll, psych-country and post-punk psychedelia, cleverly forging his own unique signature.
Electrified under the Friday Night Lights of West Texas, he had worn out and replaced his cassette of Van Halen's debut album by age 6, saw Ozzy at age 8, had complete collections of all Beatles, Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd albums by age 11, and saw ZZ Top in concert twice before age 15. It's safe to say roots were grown.
He now has written over over 200 original pieces of music and plays guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, piano, synth, latin percussion, and other instruments.
While living in Ft. Worth, Texas in the early 90's, Marty worked as a Stage Technician at The Aardvark, playing the 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, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Patrice Pike, Toadies, Tripping Daisy, SoulHat, The Grapes, Deep Blue Something, Matchbox Twenty, and many more. It was also at this time he met his wife, Kara, who introduced him to Paul Schnarz, who was the Dixie Chicks manager at the time of their rocket to stardom.
Marty moved to Tennessee in 1997. Through his relationship with Schnarz, Marty obtained a job at ASCAP alongside the Vice President, John Briggs. Working here allowed him to network and share music with other songwriters, including Waylon Jennings.

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