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Thanks

  Thanks to everyone who hosted and turned out for shows so far this year in Lemont , Pa., Cartersville, Ga., Napa Valley, and especially all the students who took Verlon's songwriting class at Jorma Kaukenen's Fur Peace Ranch in Ohio. Verlon will be traveling to the United Kingdom with Suzy Bogguss during April and returning for more Find Your Angel shows in early May.

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....February 2014 Shows



Sat Feb 8, 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm 
VERLON solo at

Acoustic Brew Coffeehouse
Lemont Pa. 
 
online ticket purchase at www.acousticbrew.org/buytickets.html
Phone number for tickts is 814 234 9712
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Find Your Angel
Feb 2nd
Hollow Point Farm
Bushnell Fl.
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"Find Your Angel" is ready for the road...

 It's official. After a trial run in Jupiter, Fl. and a successful debut in Wellsboro, Pa., "Find Your Angel" is ready to take to the road.

Verlon, Sue Cunningham (fiddler extraordinaire) and Frank Serio (photographer extraordinaire)  present the "fiction based on fact" story of a priviledged southern belle who's perfect life collides with the Civil War. 
  With the introduction of Lorena, listeners are drawn into a woman's story of struggle and survival equal to any on the battlefield. Performing on guitar and fiddle in the midst of Serio's stunning photographs, Thompson and Cunningham employ twelve new and original compositions, theme music and narration to bring this emotional and dramatic creation to life.

Click here to watch a short trailer.

For more information check out the Find Your Angel Facebook Page link below.

 Facebook.com/Find Your Angel: Verlon Thompson and Sue Cunningham

 For booking inquiries:  frankserio@yahoo.com

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New CD "WORKS" available now

April 20, 2011 -  "WORKS" is now available for purchase or download. Please go to the 'Music' page.
 "WORKS" is also now available on itunes. (bio/review for WORKS)







Verlon on Bob Edwards Radio

Jan. 2012 - Click on the follwing links to hear Verlon's appearance on the Bob Edwards Radio Show. Bob did a great interview and his producers and editors did a brilliant job editing the stories together with Verlon's live performance along with tracks from the "Works" cd.
Verlon-Bob-Edwards-Part-1.mp3
Verlon-Bob-Edwards-Part-2.mp3
Verlon-Bob-Edwards-Part-3.mp3





And now the GRAMMY AWARDS...

Dec 5, 2010 - After the CMA and IBMA nominations earlier in the year, Verlon has more good news. Guy Clark's "Somedays The Song Writes You"  which Verlon co-produced for Dualtone Records, has received a 2010 GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Also.....Dierks Bentley's performance (with Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson) of "Bad Angel" has received a 2010 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be handed out at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

Verlon and Bad Angel - CMA AWARD Nomination

Sep 2, 2010- The Dierks Bentley recording of Verlon's "Bad Angel" (written with Suzi Ragsdale) has been nominated for the 2010 CMA "Musical Event of the Year" award. Dierks' version of the song also features Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson. The awards show will air on ABC on Nov. 10th.




----------------------"The Guitar" was written by Verlon and Guy Clark with help and inspiration from the guys in the Fur Peace Ranch guitar/songwriting class. The video was produced by genuine human productions.

06/13 Music for Radio/TV

 Verlon has written and produced the music for a new advertising campaign for the State of Tennessee called "Take Only As Directed". Two radio spots and one television spot were produced for the Tombras Group in Knoxville. The spots bring awareness to the large number of  prescription pill addictions in the state of Tennessee.






A unique look at The Barn

http://vimeo.com/23045781



IBMA Song Of The Year Nomination

Aug. 2010 - "The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle" a song Verlon wrote with Sam Bush and Guy Clark has been nominated for the Internatrional Bluegrass Music Assocation's Song of the Year Award. The song appears on Sam's "Circles Around Me" cd on Sugar Hill Records. The awards will be handed out September 30th, 2010 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Unfortunately Verlon will be on the road in Charleston S.C. that night....and is planning an extra special rendition of "Stringbean" for the folks.
Win or lose Verlon is proud and honored to be in the running.
 

Dierks Bentley Records Verlon's "Bad Angel"

Verlon's song "Bad Angel" has been recorded by Dierks Bentley for his Capitol Nashville CD entitled "Up On The Ridge".
The CD is a bluegrass and roots inspired project co-produced with stellar musician and songwriter Jon Randall.  Dierks 
sings "Bad Angel" with some help from Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson on vocals and some of the finest bluegrass
pickers in the business. "Up On The Ridge" release date is June 2010. In this video Verlon performs "Bad Angel" with two
of his heroes and friends, Shawn Camp and Mike Bub at the 2010 Suwanee Springfest.
   Thank you Dierks and Jon!
          








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Songs recorded by...

8/09
Verlon's song "The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle" (written with Sam Bush and Guy Clark) will be on Sam Bush's  new Sugar Hill Records release. "Circles Around Me" will be released Oct 20th, 2009. Thanks to Sam and congratulatiuons on receiving the upcoming Americana Music Association's "Lifetime Acheivement Award".

Verlon's song "Mexico's Daughter" (written with Frank Serio) has been recorded by The Del McCoury Band for their next release. Thanks to Del and the boys! More details later.
This version of "Caddo County" is a spontaneous performance shot in my friends back yard in Austin Tx.