with Bobby Thompson
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM
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Saturday May 25, 2019
Instrumentalists bear the burden of communicating musical ideas without the aid of lyrics or storytelling proper. For many years, that’s how 2018 Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato operated as the guitarist for Nashville acts like The Wild Feathers, Paul Cauthen and The Don Kelley Band. From age 14, Donato has developed his brand of crisp, soulful, on-the-edge telecaster picking under bar lights, honing his skills and proving his mettle within the city’s prominent live music scene.
All the while, a growing love of songwriting mirrored the pace of his ever-improving guitar chops. Now, a short three years after his departure from Kelley’s classic country outfit, the 23-year-old is signed to WME as an artist with a docket of jam-ready country and bluegrass songs.
Backed by his three-piece “Cosmic Country Band” ¬¬– cosmic country is a catch-all term for experimental roots music, often assisted by electronic sounds
– Donato stands at the frontier of his career with characteristic intrepidity, no longer bounded by the expressive limitations of his instrument. His
strident voice and explorative songwriting carry his music into new territory, offering bold ideas to his fan base while staying true to what drew
them to him in the first place: a palpable love of music delivered through excelled craft. With one eye on the night’s gig and another on the ages,
Donato is continuing his journey down country music’s long and winding road, leaving no stone unturned.
Bobby Thompson has released 6 full-length albums since 2011, and while touring over the past ten years, he has opened for Gary Clark Jr, Marcus King, Samantha Fish, and more. His most recent accomplishment is winner of the 2019 Wammie Award (Washington Area Music Association) for 'Blues Blues Album'. The EP that was nominated, 'The Acoustic Sessions', showcases Bobby's songwriting ability, along with his lap slide mastery. He is currently working on his 7th album, due out this fall, and will be touring over the summer with his trio.