My Backstage Pass

Verlon Thompson - A singer songwriter who personifies the purity and passion of an artist and entertainer unlike any other.

September 11, 2022 With Hosts Lee Zimmerman and Billy Hubbard Episode 19
My Backstage Pass
Verlon Thompson - A singer songwriter who personifies the purity and passion of an artist and entertainer unlike any other.
Show Notes

Verlon Thompson îs the real deal, not only as far as the stories behind his songs, but also the sincerity he invests in his emotions. Born and raised on the Oklahoma plains, the breeding ground for such revered American songwriters as Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb, he incorporates the rich fabric of emotional authenticity in his tender tales of a life well-lived. As a solo performer, and, for nearly 20 years, the musical sidekick of legendary Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark, with whom he shared stages worldwide. 

Since Clark’s passing in 2016, Verlon has continued to carry the torch, while also garnering widespread acclaim all on his own. His compositions have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Anne Murray, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, and Trisha Yearwood, but it’s reputation as a tireless troubadour continues unabated.

Mixing humor and poignancy in equal measure, Verlon connects with his audiences both intimately and expressively. 

Recorded live 9/10/2022 from The Station in East TN.

Host Lee Zimmerman is a freelance music writer whose articles have appeared in several leading music industry publications. A former promotions representative for ABC and Capital Records and director of communications for various CBS - affiliated television stations. Lee, who currently lives in East Tennessee, recently authored "Americana Music - Voices, Visionaries & Pioneers of an Honest Sound" which is now available on Amazon and other outlets. You can contact Lee at lezim@bellsouth.net

Cohost/Producer Billy Hubbard is a Tennessee based Americana Singer/Songwriter and former Regional Director of A&R for a Grammy winning company, as well as a music and podcast producer. Billy is also the venue developer and booking manager of The Station in East TN. As an artist Billy is endorsed by Godin's Simon & Patrick Guitars and has a new album being released fall of 2022. You can hear Billy Hubbard's music  online at http://www.BillyHubbard.com