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Fri, Jun 07



Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp

Songwriters seem to flourish on the fertile Oklahoma plains. Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb. Add VERLON THOMPSON to that list. Some careers can be described with a couple of words, but SHAWN CAMP's isn't one of them. A bold and distinctive singer, songwriter.

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Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp
Verlon Thompson & Shawn Camp

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Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Waring, 8 Manning St, Waring, TX 78074, USA

About the event

Songwriters seem to flourish on the fertile Oklahoma plains. Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb. Add Verlon Thompson to that list. Thirty years as a professional songwriter and traveling troubadour serve as credentials. As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Verlon has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger (his hometown in Oklahoma). Along the way Verlon Thompson compositions have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Anne Murray, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Trisha Yearwood and many more. Verlon has co-produced Guy Clark's Grammy nominated cd "Cold Dog Soup" as well as "The Dark", "Workbench Songs" and "Somedays the Song Writes You".

Equally important in his songwriting and live performances, Verlon's guitar work cannot go unnoticed. His guitar can be heard on recordings by Restless Heart, Pam Tillis, and many more, including, and especially Guy Clark. Verlon was honored to contribute to the score of the Tamara Saviano documentary “Without Getting Killed or Caught”, the story of Guy and Susanna Clark and Townes Van Zandt. As the in-house musician for Genuine Human Productions ( Thompson scores themes and background music for documentaries and special film projects. In 2019 Verlon hosted his own 13 episode TV show called Barnegie Hall. Filmed at his converted barn/home in rural Tennessee, the show aired nationally on PBS and received rave reviews.

Some careers can be described with a couple of words, but Shawn Camp's isn't one of them. A bold and distinctive singer, a songwriter who's provided material for artists ranging from Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury and Ricky Skaggs to Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn and Brooks & Dunn, with hits such as “Two Pina Coladas” (Garth Brooks), “Nobody But Me” (Blake Shelton), “Would You Go With Me” (Josh Turner), “River Of Love” (George Strait), and Billy Currington’s hit single “Love Done Gone”.

Along with being a hit writer, he is a gifted multi-instrumentalist who's played as a touring/recording musician with everyone from Jerry Reed, Trisha Yearwood, Shelby Lynn, and Alan Jackson to the Osborne Brothers, Guy Clark and John Prine.

Camp also co-produced a compilation tribute album for his friend and hero Guy Clark, which was #1 on the Americana Charts for several weeks in the spring of 2012, and voted Americana Album Of The Year 2012.

Entitled, Guy Clark: This One's For Him.

This Album was also Grammy nominated for Folk Album Of The Year 2012,

It is a virtual who's who of Americana/Texas/Country music including everyone from Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Verlon Thompson, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, etc... (too many to name, 33 artists in all)

Then Shawn co-produced and won the Grammy for Folk Album Of The Year-2013, for Guy Clark's "My Favorite Picture Of You".

Camp's music sprawls across the lines that divide Country, Americana, Bluegrass and roots Rock. His solo records, The self titled SHAWN CAMP (Warner Bros), Lucky Silver Dollar, Fireball and 1994, further prove Camp to be one of Nashville's most unique talents.

He also is a member of The World Famous Headliners; an All Star Band made up of Camp and veteran writers Big Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin, along with Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow.

He is also the lead singer for The Earls Of Leicester, an all acoustic band that consists of legendary Bluegrass musicians Jerry Douglas, Jeff White, Daniel Kimbro, Charlie Cushman and Johnny Warren.

The band performs and records only the music of Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys. They capture the essence of the sounds and that period of time in an effort to bring the old style back into the psyche of the modern world.

The Earls Of Leicester won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album 2015 Then, The Earls Of Leicester made a huge sweep at The International Bluegrass Music Association's IBMA Awards Show winning, Entertainer Of The Year Album Of The Year Instrumental Group Of The Year Gospel Recorded Performance Of The Year with Shawn Camp - Male Vocalist Of The Year & Jerry Douglas - Dobro Player Of The Year

0ctober 1st 2016, THE EARLS OF LEICESTER were awarded IBMA'S ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 2016 AND 2017.


Any time day or night, he is either writing songs, performing shows, or recording. His life's work, speaks for itself.

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