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Tim And Myles Thompson At Coolwater Ranch

AHWAHNEE – Coolwater Ranch House Concerts is pleased announce the return of Tim and Myles Thompson, musicians extraordinaire, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, this father-son act features Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and composer-instrumentalist/singer Myles Thompson.

The Thompsons are known for their high-energy instrumental and vocal duets of improvised originals and classics reminiscent of legendary artists such as Chet Atkins, Stephane Grappelli, Chick Corea and Jackson Brown.

Although influenced by the masters, their down-to-earth musical style is all their own — a one-of-a-kind combination of improvisational jazz, traditional folk, Celtic, singer-songwriter, country, rock and world music.

Fans of their live shows are frequently dazzled by the often otherworldly, synchronized unity of their music. After all, the father / son duo have been playing together now for, basically, all of Myles’ 19 years.

“He was my biggest influence,” Myles says. “So it’s really not difficult to read his mind, musically.”

What IS surprising is the independent spirit that exists between the two musical partners, particularly when one of the partners is the father.

“I stopped looking at Myles as a student years ago,” Tim says. “He’s become a great player and writer, so he’s one of my peers.”

International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson digs deep into his musical roots, layering intricate melodies, chords and textures with his deft playing. Myles stays in step, answers or takes the lead with soaring and drifting echoes on fiddle.

Myles has also been playing the mandolin, a relatively recent addition to their show, and an added dimension to their already heady repertoire. Great stuff.

Suggested donation for the artists is $20 in advance, $25 at door. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

Passes are available at Oakhurst Feed and Mountain Feed and Nursery in Coarsegold, or call Robin Ralston at 559-760-1134 or email info@coolwaterconcerts.com to have a reservation at the door.

Coolwater Ranch is located in Ahwahnee, just ten minutes from Oakhurst at 45680 Forest Ridge Drive.

Just a few house rules attendees are asked to follow:

1. Please, No Alcohol, Drugs or Smoking!
2. Admission is free but there is a suggested donation for the artist of $20 to $25.
3. No children under 16.

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